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Kira's Mom April 18 2013 03:30 AM

Major chemical explosion in Waco area...
 
Any Waco folks, check in, please! :eek: At least 100 people may have been injured according to CNN (on television, website not updated yet).

Fertilizer plant explodes in Waco.

Edit- can a mod change my title to Waco area?

StarCruiser April 18 2013 04:16 AM

Re: Major chemical explosion in Waco...
 
Actually - in West Texas, a fair bit north of Waco... Still, a VERY bad explosion and the town is a bit messed up right now.

They need our support as much as Boston does.

Kira's Mom April 18 2013 04:20 AM

Re: Major chemical explosion in Waco...
 
Oops. Original report said Waco!

Capn Flukie April 18 2013 05:08 AM

Re: Major chemical explosion in Waco...
 
There is an explosion in Oklahoma City as well, near a lot of propane tanks;

http://www.okcfox.com/newsroom/top_s...id_10717.shtml

Man.

Kira's Mom April 18 2013 05:11 AM

Re: Major chemical explosion in Waco...
 
It's horrible. A local CBS station is reporting 60 dead.

Capn Flukie April 18 2013 05:14 AM

Re: Major chemical explosion in Waco...
 
Quote:

Kira's Mom wrote: (Post 7961995)
It's horrible. A local CBS station is reporting 60 dead.

WARNING: Disturbing (audio) video of the fertilizer plant explosion



Apologies in advance if this is some prank video.

Winged Victory April 18 2013 05:20 AM

Re: Major chemical explosion in Waco...
 
^Oh my god. :(:(:(

Data Holmes April 18 2013 06:04 AM

Re: Major chemical explosion in Waco...
 
Wow. That was an impressive blast. Looks like it almost flipped that truck.

gturner April 18 2013 06:29 AM

Re: Major chemical explosion in Waco...
 
Quote:

Capn Flukie wrote: (Post 7961986)
There is an explosion in Oklahoma City as well, near a lot of propane tanks;

http://www.okcfox.com/newsroom/top_s...id_10717.shtml

Man.

I zoomed in on that. Map

I'm not sure if the link will work right, but I just googled 812 N. Bryant in Oklahoma City and it popped right up.

JRS April 18 2013 08:05 AM

Re: Major chemical explosion in Waco...
 
Damn, you really are having a very sad and bad week in the USA:borg::(
Horrible explosion..seems there are many dead and injured.
My deepest condolences and speedy recovery to those who have been hurt.

I hope all the BBS members who are from Texas are OK, plus their families and friends,too:confused:?

Gaseous Anomaly April 18 2013 08:55 AM

Re: Major chemical explosion in Waco...
 
Quote:

Capn Flukie wrote: (Post 7962013)
Quote:

Kira's Mom wrote: (Post 7961995)
It's horrible. A local CBS station is reporting 60 dead.

WARNING: Disturbing (audio) video of the fertilizer plant explosion



Apologies in advance if this is some prank video.

Not a prank video, that's actual video taken during the explosion. I work about 10 miles south and could feel it here.

J. Allen April 18 2013 09:34 AM

Re: Major chemical explosion in Waco...
 
Quote:

Capn Flukie wrote: (Post 7962013)
Quote:

Kira's Mom wrote: (Post 7961995)
It's horrible. A local CBS station is reporting 60 dead.

WARNING: Disturbing (audio) video of the fertilizer plant explosion



Apologies in advance if this is some prank video.

Sweet Jesus. :(

RJDiogenes April 18 2013 09:45 AM

Re: Major chemical explosion in Waco...
 
What the hell is going on this week? :(

CNN is saying only 2 dead in Texas, though. I hope that's correct, as opposed to the 60. I don't see any reports of deaths in Oklahoma. I hope it stays that way. I hope casualties stay low.

Pingfah April 18 2013 09:51 AM

Re: Major chemical explosion in Waco...
 
I share your hope, but it's hard to see how it could have reduced a whole 50 unit apartment block to a skeleton and only killed 2 people.

I think the unfortunate reality here is that the death toll is going to rise quite a bit.

Gaseous Anomaly April 18 2013 09:53 AM

Re: Major chemical explosion in Waco...
 
Quote:

RJDiogenes wrote: (Post 7962697)
What the hell is going on this week? :(

CNN is saying only 2 dead in Texas, though. I hope that's correct, as opposed to the 60. I don't see any reports of deaths in Oklahoma. I hope it stays that way. I hope casualties stay low.

I think the number will be higher as there were firefighters there trying to put out a previous fire that rekindled. There was a solid stream of ambulances and fire trucks headed North as I was headed home at 10:30. I just hope my coworkers and friends from West are OK, it's not a very big town and that was a huge explosion.
Quote:

Pingfah wrote: (Post 7962709)
I share your hope, but it's hard to see how it could have reduced a whole 50 unit apartment block to a skeleton and only killed 2 people.

I think the unfortunate reality here is that the death toll is going to rise quite a bit.

They had evacuated quite a few places when the plant originally caught fire, I hope that will help keep the death toll lower.


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