National Apr 26, 2017

Asahikawa iron factory blast leaves one dead, five injured

An explosion at an iron factory in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, on Tuesday morning killed the manager and left five people injured, police and firefighters said. The 56-year-old manager, Akira Sato, died at a local hospital after suffering serious burns from the 8:30 a.m. blast at Hiyama ...

Six injured in iron factory blast in Hokkaido

National Apr 25, 2017

Six injured in iron factory blast in Hokkaido

A furnace exploded Tuesday morning at an iron factory in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, leaving six people injured and prompting nearby residents and workers to evacuate the area for fear of further blasts, police and firefighters said. Sixteen people were taken to a hospital, including one man ...

Two men injured in explosion at Kobe pizza shop

National Jan 14, 2016

Two men injured in explosion at Kobe pizza shop

Two men suffered burns to their faces and were rushed to hospital Thursday following an explosion at a pizza shop in Kobe, police said. The men, aged 24 and 36 and employees at the Chicago Pizza Co. outlet, were draining a gas cylinder when the ...