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    Waco Fertilizer plant explosion thread

    possibly 70 dead according to one report ("The Emergency Medical Services director in the town of West, Dr George Smith, told the local KWTX station as many as 60 or 70 people had died and hundreds were injured in the blast on Wednesday night.")

    Texas explosion: hundreds of casualties expected from fertiliser plant blast | World news | guardian.co.uk
    Buildings on fire after Texas explosion
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/18/us...mid=tw-nytimes

    CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Fertilizer plant explosion near Waco | KWKT Fox 44 | Central Texas

    video of one explosion

    CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Fertilizer Plant Explosion Near Waco, Texas - YouTube

    ("i would probably say don't watch that video unless you want to hear a kid repeat "dad i can't hear" and "dad get away from here". at least mute it")


    a supposed nearby apartment building, not sourced though, so it might not be. let's hope it's not

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    Jeez. Horrendous.

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    That video with the kid is horrendous. I mean, for real, getting that close to a fertiliser factory which is on fire? I thought it was common knowledge that most fertilisers contain ammonium nitrate which is the AN in the phrase 'ANFO bomb' but obviously not. You'd think someone in Texas would know, though.....
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    you'd also think a fertiliser factory wouldn't really be so close to, you know, a nursing home and ****


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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    That video with the kid is horrendous. I mean, for real, getting that close to a fertiliser factory which is on fire? I thought it was common knowledge that most fertilisers contain ammonium nitrate which is the AN in the phrase 'ANFO bomb' but obviously not. You'd think someone in Texas would know, though.....
    From the video, they look far enough away so that I could understand them thinking it was safe.
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    Dr. Bradford Holland ‏@DrBradHolland 22m
    #westexplosion PACU is full. SICU is full. Still empty beds on the wards at Hillcrest. EVERY PATIENT WHO ARRIVED AT HILLCREST IS STILL ALIVE

    well hey that's good news

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    Yeah, I hate to be too hard on the guy, especially if he now has a deaf kid. But yeah, if I knew it was a fertiliser factory (and, considering their history, I'd usually back someone in Texas to be more aware than most), I'd not be within sighting distance of it. It's literally the choice of bomb for Dr Terry Wrist and with good reason.

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    **** this week. Seriously.
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    West, TX Fertilizer Plant Explosion 4/17/2013 (Pt. 1) - YouTube

    well here are some people who had no idea there was a fertilizer plant nearby

    fist confirmed deaths:

    "That's a really rough number, I'm getting that figure from firefighters, we don't know yet," Dr Smith told CNN. "We have two EMS personnel that are dead for sure, and there may be three firefighters that are dead."

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    USGS says the explosion registered 2.2 on the Richter Scale. FMD.
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    Reminds me of the drama on Channel 4 a few months back with Gabriel Byrne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    ("i would probably say don't watch that video unless you want to hear a kid repeat "dad i can't hear" and "dad get away from here". at least mute it")
    Fortunately both dad and daughter were not hurt:

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