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BFRS: ‘Explosion’ In Warwick, No One Injured

BFRS: ‘Explosion’ In Warwick, No One Injured

[Updated] The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel responded in Warwick this afternoon [May 17] following a report of explosion. The BFRS said, “At 12:02pm today [May 17th] Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of an explosion that took place on Marl Lane in Warwick. “We responded with one vehicle and four personnel and on our... Read more of this article

BPS & BFRS Investigate Reports Of  ‘Explosion’

BPS & BFRS Investigate Reports Of ‘Explosion’

[Updated] We are receiving unofficial reports of what sounded like some form of loud ‘bang’ in the west end a few minutes ago this evening [May 2], and police have confirmed they have “received several reports of a loud bang in the west end of the island” and said “at present police are trying to locate the origins of the... Read more of this article

Fire Service Respond To West End “Explosion”

Fire Service Respond To West End “Explosion”

At approximately 4.30pm today [Dec 9], the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of an explosion at Curtis Lane in Sandy’s. “Sergeant Russann Francis, spokesperson for the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service reports, “On arrival, the team found there was no sign of smoke or fire in the residence; however, there was obvious damage... Read more of this article

Tianjin Explosions To Cost Insurers Almost $2B

Tianjin Explosions To Cost Insurers Almost $2B

The explosions in Tianjin, China will cost insurers across Europe, the U.S., Bermuda and Asia almost $2 billion, according to Bloomberg. The Bloomberg story said “Insurer Talanx AG’s $122 million loss from port explosions at Tianjin, one of China’s worst industrial disasters, takes the net hit incurred by insurers across Europe, the U.S.,... Read more of this article

Explosion Insurance Losses Could Be $1.5B

Explosion Insurance Losses Could Be $1.5B

The insured losses from a series of explosions at a chemical warehouse in Tianjin on 12 August are “likely to be material” for Chinese insurance companies, potentially exceeding $1 – 1.5 billion, said Fitch Ratings, as the “high insurance penetration rate in this area could make the blasts one of the most costly catastrophe claims... Read more of this article

Old Artillery Shell Found, Detonated By EOD

Old Artillery Shell Found, Detonated By EOD

The police confirmed that an old small artillery shell was located in Paget today [Jan 2], and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit [EOD] detonated the explosive in a controlled environment. A police spokesperson said, “Today the Bermuda Police Service came upon an old small artillery shell in the area of South Road Paget and Mission Road [behind... Read more of this article

Situation At Warwick School, No Serious Injuries

Situation At Warwick School, No Serious Injuries

[Updated with statements + photos] The police said there was an explosion this morning [Nov 26] at the Warwick Academy science department, with one student receiving minor injuries. A police spokesperson said, “At 10:30am police and other first responders received a report of explosion at the Science Department of Warwick Academy School. As... Read more of this article

Unmannned Rocket Explodes After Launch

Unmannned Rocket Explodes After Launch

An unmanned supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded shortly after its launch in Virginia last night [Oct 28]. The rocket had originally been scheduled to launch last week, however it was delayed due to Hurricane Gonzalo impact on the tracking site located in Bermuda. Last night the $200 million rocket and spacecraft —... Read more of this article

Woman Recovering From Burns After House Fire

Woman Recovering From Burns After House Fire

A 54 year old woman is recovering after receiving what the police said were “relatively minor first degree burns to her arms and face” in the explosion and blaze that severely damaged a Palmetto Road residence in the early hours of this morning [Apr 13]. Officials originally said no one was injured, however today said that one resident did... Read more of this article

Videos & Photos: Fire At Palmetto Road House

Videos & Photos: Fire At Palmetto Road House

[Updating: Residents managed to escape unharmed after a Palmetto Road home caught fire after what sounded like an explosion at around 2.40am today. Residents of nearby properties were evacuated following the discovery of gas tanks adjacent to where the fire was located. 20 firefighters extinguished the blaze, and the property sustained serious damage... Read more of this article

PLP: Silence On Explosion Is “Unacceptable”

PLP: Silence On Explosion Is “Unacceptable”

In a joint statement, Shadow Health Minister Zane DeSilva and Shadow Public Safety Minister Michael Scott expressed their relief that no one was hurt in the explosion while “declaring the government’s silence on the explosion at Ariel Sands as unacceptable.” A massive explosion shook Devonshire on Wednesday night [Oct 16], blasting... Read more of this article

Video: Grainy Footage Of Actual Home Explosion

Video: Grainy Footage Of Actual Home Explosion

[Updated] Thanks to a homeowner’s security camera, Bernews has obtained video footage of the actual explosion that rocked an Ariel Sands neighborhood last night. While not exactly the best quality, the video shows the actual point of the explosion, with a large bright orange burst appearing, which was followed by debris flying all through the... Read more of this article

Woman Released From Hospital After Explosion

Woman Released From Hospital After Explosion

A 46 year old Devonshire woman who was treated for shock at the hospital after the explosion in Ariel Sands last night [Oct 16] has been released, the police said today. A police spokesperson said, “A 46 year old Devonshire woman was treated for shock at the hospital and subsequently released following the explosion at an Ariel Sands, Devonshire... Read more of this article