Azerbaijan emergency authorities said a huge explosion occurred in the Caspian Sea late on Sunday, sending a cloud of fire and smoke into the sky. The area is said to have Azerbaijan offshore oil and gas fields.
The authority responsible for dealing with disasters said 70 homes were damaged and firefighting was still going on, although 15 hours had passed since the blast in Samut Prakan province. The cause of the explosion is not yet known.
The Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement that at least nine Los Angeles police personnel and one from the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Control were injured. They said that injuries were minor.
The Augsburger Allgemeine newspaper said the explosion occurred at the offices of the German Red Cross around 0500 GMT on Friday, adding that police evacuated the area and that five people were injured, but most of them only slightly.
Responders to the early Sunday blast in the Hubei province city of Shiyan said a total of 144 people had been evacuated following the deadly accident in the city of Shiyan in Hubei province by 11am (0300 GMT) it said.
The emergencies ministry said the explosion on Sunday damaged a four-storey building in the city of Nukus, the administrative centre of the autonomous Karakalpakstan region, which last summer saw deadly protests over self-determination.
The Abu Dhabi Police said the accident resulted in minor and medium injuries. The injured were transferred to the hospital for treatment.
The Asian died while he was inside the place at the time of the fire, the source confirmed.
Some people were still trapped under the rubble, according to Saad Edhi, a spokesman for the Edhi ambulance service. Sajid Sadozai, a senior police officer in Karachi, confirmed that three people had died.
The tanker carrying liquefied petroleum gas exploded at a highway exit in Taizhou in Zhejiang province on Saturday afternoon, an earlier report said. The blast sent flames and a cloud of smoke high into the sky, state-media pictures showed.