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Old April 18 2013, 03:30 AM   #1
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Major chemical explosion in Waco area...

Any Waco folks, check in, please! 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?
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Old April 18 2013, 04:16 AM   #2
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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.
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Old April 18 2013, 04:20 AM   #3
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Re: Major chemical explosion in Waco...

Oops. Original report said Waco!
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Old April 18 2013, 05:08 AM   #4
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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

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Old April 18 2013, 05:11 AM   #5
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Re: Major chemical explosion in Waco...

It's horrible. A local CBS station is reporting 60 dead.
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Old April 18 2013, 05:14 AM   #6
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Re: Major chemical explosion in Waco...

Kira's Mom wrote: View Post
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.
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Old April 18 2013, 05:20 AM   #7
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Re: Major chemical explosion in Waco...

^Oh my god.
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Old April 18 2013, 06:04 AM   #8
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Re: Major chemical explosion in Waco...

Wow. That was an impressive blast. Looks like it almost flipped that truck.
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Old April 18 2013, 06:29 AM   #9
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Re: Major chemical explosion in Waco...

Capn Flukie wrote: View Post
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.
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Old April 18 2013, 08:05 AM   #10
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Re: Major chemical explosion in Waco...

Damn, you really are having a very sad and bad week in the USA
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?
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Old April 18 2013, 08:55 AM   #11
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Re: Major chemical explosion in Waco...

Capn Flukie wrote: View Post
Kira's Mom wrote: View Post
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.
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Old April 18 2013, 09:34 AM   #12
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Re: Major chemical explosion in Waco...

Capn Flukie wrote: View Post
Kira's Mom wrote: View Post
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.
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Old April 18 2013, 09:45 AM   #13
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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.
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Old April 18 2013, 09:51 AM   #14
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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.
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Old April 18 2013, 09:53 AM   #15
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Re: Major chemical explosion in Waco...

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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.
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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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