Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Explosion at Texas Fertilizer Plant...

28 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

[url="http://news.yahoo.com/police-report-fertilizer-plant-explosion-near-waco-texas-015859240.html"]http://news.yahoo.com/police-report-fertilizer-plant-explosion-near-waco-texas-015859240.html[/url]




WEST, Texas (Reuters) - Hundreds of people were likely injured in a fiery explosion on Wednesday night at a fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas, that damaged or destroyed numerous buildings, including a nursing home, authorities said.

The blast was reported at about 8 p.m. CDT (0100 GMT on Thursday) in West, a town of some 2,700 people about 80 miles south of Dallas and 20 miles north of Waco.

A spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, D.L. Wilson, told Reuters the blast had resulted in "probably hundreds of casualties," saying he did not know if any of those were fatalities.
He added that a nearby nursing home collapsed from the explosion and that people were believed to be trapped inside.

(Reporting by Steve Gorman, Tim Gaynor and David Bailey; Writing by Steve Gorman; Editing by Cynthia Johnston and Peter Cooney)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

http://instagram.com/p/YOiNQYqEVu/

Horrible carnage (and yes that's the greatest kolache stop in all of Texas on the right).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

http://www.kwkt.com/news/caught-camera-fertilizer-plant-explosion-near-waco

60-70 feared dead

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Holy. Poo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROrpKx3aIjA&feature=youtu.be

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Ahh geez. This won't end well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Wow, that was fuging crazy....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

wow...any idea what caused it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

5 to 15 people dead. More than 160 injured: [url="http://news.yahoo.com/police-report-fertilizer-plant-explosion-near-waco-texas-015859240.html"]http://news.yahoo.com/police-report-fertilizer-plant-explosion-near-waco-texas-015859240.html[/url]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

[quote name='Cary Kollins' timestamp='1366259039' post='2197862']
Holy. Poo.

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROrpKx3aIjA&feature=youtu.be[/media]
[/quote]

what dumb fug would have their kid so close to something like that?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

There was a feed mill in the small town I grew up in (I realize this is fertilizer). The feed/grain silos in the town were enormous and my friends I grew up with were volunteer firemen in the town and said that if it ever caught fire...to evacuate. Because it would probably take out half the town. Fortunately it never did.

The energy stored in fertilizer bombs is tremendous. See OKC. Ex-military guy I once worked talked about taking some amm-nit and putting it in a Maxwell house can and using them to blow stumps out of the ground. That's a bunch of joules.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

The video is unfreakin believable. Hard to listen to that poor kid at the end. .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

[quote name='catfang' timestamp='1366289029' post='2198017']

what dumb fug would have their kid so close to something like that?
[/quote]

the one going for the dumb ass parent of the year award

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites