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#1 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:53

Massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in Waco West, Texas! Here is the linkl!

http://www.cnn.com/2....html?hpt=hp_t3

Update 11:00PM EST: CNN states on TV Reuters is reporting a nearby nursing home has collapsed!

Edited by xendrome, 18 April 2013 - 23:13. Reason: fixed location to "West" not "Waco"



#2 Gladiatorus

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:01

Ha! I like your avatar, lctb51. Its cool. (Y)

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:04

Man, someone's going to be dirty over that...

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:05

Thanks for the update. Sounds pretty bad.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:06

Gawker has a photo of the explosion here and info!
http://gawker.com/59...dium=socialflow

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:13

Any idea yet what caused the explosion?

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:14

Near Waco, huh. I am quite interested in the cause of this one, given the location and the fact the Branch Davidians siege ended on April 19.

Hopefully just a coincidence. I'm not a tin hatter, but even I am starting to get spooked at all the crazy stuff happening this week in the US.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:17

Hopefully just a coincidence. I'm not a tin hatter, but even I am starting to get spooked at all the crazy stuff happening this week in the US.


I am not a tin hatter either but all this is enough to make one pause and wonder, for sure.

#9 Andre S.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:22

This is probably an accident, but we'll see.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:46

BREAKING NOW: @ABC NEWS is reporting at least 200 people injured, 40 critically; 75-100 houses or businesses completely destroyed.



That's a pretty big explosion. Really hope it's not an attack but just an accident.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:51

well that stinks. Hope people are ok

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:57

Video of the explosion.
Skip to 25 sec




#13 francescob

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:07

Whoops sorry for previous joke, didn't read there were so many people injured :(

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:44

hopefully people rising against Monsanto?

EDIT: wow, i just saw the video posted above, I hope nobody was hurt! That is SO scary.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:53

Considering there was a fire beforehand, it looks like it was just an accident.
That was a huge explosion though....