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Explosion shakes central Prague, as many as 40 injured
Reuters ^ | Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:21am EDT | Reuters

Posted on 04/29/2013 5:12:05 AM PDT by PapaBear3625

An explosion in central Prague on Monday, probably caused by gas, injured as many as 40 people, officials said, and neighboring buildings - including the National Theatre - had to be evacuated.

The explosion, in a building facing the Vltava river just a few dozen meters (yards) from the 19th-century theatre, was heard as far away as Prague Castle about a mile away.

A police spokesman said the blast was probably caused by gas and that there had been about 15 people in the building, which included an office of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and an art gallery.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: czechrepublic; explosion; prague
Personal opinion: gas explosion my furry butt.
1 posted on 04/29/2013 5:12:05 AM PDT by PapaBear3625
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To: PapaBear3625

Yes. The offices seemed to be belong to something called the Czech Aviation Services.

I know the area - it’s quite lovely, with lots of 19th century buildings. I see the explosion blew out the big plate glass windows of the Cafe Slavia across the street (one of my favorite places). I can’t believe only 4 people were seriously injured, since it’s a heavily traveled central area.


2 posted on 04/29/2013 5:25:23 AM PDT by livius
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To: livius

Apparently it occurred in or around the National Theater. I’ve been in that building... it’s absolutely beautiful.

Hopefully no deaths from this.... prayers for the injured.


3 posted on 04/29/2013 5:27:14 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: livius

Prague’s beautiful, isn’t it...

Ever walk the Charles Bridge at night during the warm months? Some fine musical talent out there!


4 posted on 04/29/2013 5:28:24 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: PapaBear3625

Unlike us, the Czech’s aren’t going to cover up for Muslim terrorists. If they say its gas, i believe them.


5 posted on 04/29/2013 5:42:58 AM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: PapaBear3625

We don’t want to jump to any conclusions!


6 posted on 04/29/2013 5:42:59 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: PapaBear3625

so what have the Czechs done to p*ss off the Mooooslims?


7 posted on 04/29/2013 6:08:49 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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so what have the Czechs done to p*ss off the Mooooslims?

Maybe somebody over there posted an offensive You Tube video.

8 posted on 04/29/2013 6:14:16 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: PapaBear3625
Video showing damage
9 posted on 04/29/2013 6:31:35 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: bigdaddy45
Unlike us, the Czech’s aren’t going to cover up for Muslim terrorists. If they say its gas, i believe them.

We will know better by tomorrow. I hope.

10 posted on 04/29/2013 6:35:11 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: ScottinVA

It’s a great city! Very beautiful indeed. I certainly hope this is just a gas explosion and not the opening of another front, so to speak.


11 posted on 04/29/2013 6:45:29 AM PDT by livius
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To: PapaBear3625

Too many *gas* explosions for my taste.


12 posted on 04/29/2013 6:50:55 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
so what have the Czechs done to p*ss off the Mooooslims?

They're not muslim.

And once the infidels are all gone, they'll turn on each other and consume each other.

The only reason they don't go after each other more is that we're here to distract them.

13 posted on 04/29/2013 7:01:30 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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14 posted on 04/29/2013 8:17:25 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: PapaBear3625
i thought Prague is such a safe place.
15 posted on 04/29/2013 8:36:14 AM PDT by Drawn7979
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To: PapaBear3625

There are Amish in Prague? Who knew?/s


16 posted on 04/29/2013 1:56:18 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: PapaBear3625

CNN will no doubt immediately pin this on Sarah Palin and the Tea Party.


17 posted on 04/30/2013 12:37:29 PM PDT by MeganC (You can take my gun when you can grab it with your cold, dead fingers.)
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