Fertilizer plant explodes in Waco, Texas

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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 18 Apr 2013 08:35:48 37,766 posts
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22195495

    Homes and other buildings destroyed, there have been deaths but no numbers as of yet and a number of people including fire fighters are missing.

    Someone caught the blast on camera. The video is a little disturbing as there's a boy(?) that can be heard saying he can't hear after it.

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  • Armoured_Bear 18 Apr 2013 08:49:52 10,569 posts
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  • mikew1985 18 Apr 2013 08:51:52 12,655 posts
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    Holy shit, that is dreadful. :(
  • cubbymoore 18 Apr 2013 08:53:50 36,481 posts
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    The Boston bomber strikes again!
  • Deleted user 18 April 2013 08:53:54
    Poor fucking kid!
  • Deleted user 18 April 2013 09:04:22
    Fucking hell thats one hell of a blast. poor kid.
  • GuiltySpark 18 Apr 2013 09:07:30 6,356 posts
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    That's what you get when you don't hold your phone sideways to record video.

    Get bent.

  • Deckard1 18 Apr 2013 09:11:19 27,675 posts
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    What a shit storm

    Hush you ponce

  • Fab4 18 Apr 2013 09:22:14 5,990 posts
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    Thats why terrorists love ze fertilizer.

    Also, being a pedant, its in West...near Waco. :p
  • magicpanda 18 Apr 2013 09:41:49 13,336 posts
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    Really fucking nasty. This is the housing that was just a little bit closer compared to the people shooting that video (who were in a school carpark).



    Edited by magicpanda at 09:42:18 18-04-2013
  • PearOfAnguish 18 Apr 2013 09:42:26 7,201 posts
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    Fucking KABOOM.

    Why didn't the dude hold his phone sideways though? The vid is not quite as impressive as the PEPCON disaster: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ZOPP4ZBgnoA#t=150s
  • neilka 18 Apr 2013 09:47:03 15,844 posts
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  • Deleted user 18 April 2013 09:48:43
    Going to have to watch it again, but sky news have the same video, but it is landscape, or edited. You can't see the wing mirror. The bit where he drops the phone in this video goes all black in the sky news video. i thought they were in a field not a car and thrown to the floor.

    Unless theres someone in the back of the car filming the same thing.

    Edited by joelstinton at 09:49:06 18-04-2013
  • IMO 18 Apr 2013 09:49:57 5,628 posts
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    That kid had pretty impressive presence of mind to still be talking so articulately though. If that was me, I'd have been screaming like a little girl.
  • Lukus 18 Apr 2013 09:51:38 19,050 posts
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    Whoa, amazing how quickly the blast gets to them.

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  • nickthegun 18 Apr 2013 10:03:32 59,419 posts
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    IMO wrote:
    That kid had pretty impressive presence of mind to still be talking so articulately though. If that was me, I'd have been screaming like a little girl.
    Yeah, fair play, especially compared to 'ermagherd' dad.

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  • DaM 18 Apr 2013 11:00:04 12,985 posts
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    Witness Debby Marak told the Associated Press news agency that she had seen smoke coming from the area near the plant and had driven over to see what was happening.
    If I saw smoke coming from what is essentially a bomb factory if reconfigured a bit, I don't think I'd be investigating...
  • Fab4 18 Apr 2013 11:36:13 5,990 posts
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    When I was a kid, I remember whenever the local garage went up in fire. It had a store of portable propane tanks, like the ones used in camping/caravans, out the back. When they got heated they started going up like large, extremely dangerous fireworks. We scrambled on to the top of our shed for a better look :D
  • TarickStonefire 18 Apr 2013 11:42:23 3,038 posts
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    @joelstinton Guardian have got the same video on their front page, cropped squarish, and only showing the 5 seconds before the explosion, and the second of the actual explosion. Cuts to black before the camera even gets dropped, pretty much. And all cropped in you lose a lot of the magnitude of the explosion, but then I guess they, like us, took issue with the cretin filming it in portrait.

    WHY DO PEOPLE DO THAT.

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  • TarickStonefire 18 Apr 2013 11:43:18 3,038 posts
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    Isn't an anniversary of the Waco massacre coming up soon?

    EDIT: Yup, 10 year anniversary of it ending is tomorrow, 19th April 2013. What an unfortunate coincidence.

    Edited by TarickStonefire at 11:44:37 18-04-2013

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  • woodnotes 18 Apr 2013 11:47:25 4,923 posts
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    Why do I keep reading the thread title in a Somerset accent?
  • Zackv4861 18 Apr 2013 11:55:01 1,084 posts
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    Ok Jesus Christ i wasn' expecting that , by that i mean i knew there was going to be an explosion but this is the first video footage i've seen. Made me jump so god know's how they felt

    Edited by Zackv4861 at 11:55:18 18-04-2013
  • joeymoto108 18 Apr 2013 12:00:40 641 posts
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    People are claiming that they could hear the explosion from 13 miles away. It must have been deafeningly loud.

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  • joeymoto108 18 Apr 2013 12:04:44 641 posts
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    Oh and this gives you a sense of scale(stolen from Reddit):

    'Look at you, hacker: a pathetic creature of meat and bone, panting and sweating as you run through my corridors. How can you challenge a perfect, immortal machine?'

  • webespresso 18 Apr 2013 12:12:08 89 posts
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    woodnotes wrote:
    Why do I keep reading the thread title in a Somerset accent?
    because it's ferrrtiliiiiizer, innit?
  • shamblemonkee 18 Apr 2013 12:17:57 14,319 posts
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    where are you from, that isn't spelt in a summerzet way!

    furt-lizer innit
  • magicpanda 18 Apr 2013 12:19:43 13,336 posts
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    How do you pronounce Waco in Somersetese?
  • Murbal 18 Apr 2013 12:20:32 22,075 posts
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    Holy cow. I don't think anything can prepare you for the intensity of that explosion.
  • webespresso 18 Apr 2013 12:23:57 89 posts
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    shamblemonkee wrote:
    where are you from, that isn't spelt in a summerzet way!

    furt-lizer innit
    Nottingham...so go and put kettle on me duck.
  • Fab4 18 Apr 2013 12:56:17 5,990 posts
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    There was a big explosion disaster where I live now, a couple of months before I moved here. They had a fireworks factory/store in the middle of a suburban living area.



    The explosion at 1:30 was filmed at distance from the roof of a factory that overlooked the area.
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