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  • When Burying a Terrorist, You Might Want to Remove the Suicide Vest First(Warning: graphic)

    07/25/2014 10:15:39 AM PDT · by DKM · 82 replies
    Israel Video Network ^ | 7/24/14 | Yuval Friedman
    Video at Link
  • Explosion targeted a security checkpoint south of Beirut

    06/23/2014 3:05:52 PM PDT · by mulder1 · 2 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 06/24/14 | Al Arabiya
    Explosion targeted a security checkpoint south of Beirut
  • kume explosion

    05/22/2014 1:19:26 AM PDT · by Therapsid · 23 replies
    jap news ^ | 5/22
    There is no article
  • A Boom & My House Shook

    05/07/2014 8:32:35 AM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 17 replies
    Vanity
    I was sitting at my Computer here in Pinellas County ,Florida this morning and there was a loud boom and my house shook. News reports said it's related to military exercises in the Gulf Of Mexico. Anyone else hear it?
  • Immense Explosion in Iran May Have Nuclear Origins

    05/06/2014 5:04:45 PM PDT · by ottbmare · 37 replies
    Arutz Sheva (Israeli National News) ^ | 5/6/2014 | Eliran Ahiron, Tova Dvorin
    An immense explosion has been heard throughout the northern Iranian city of Qazvin, semi-official Fars news agency reported, and many casualties are expected from the blast.
  • Immense Explosion in Iran May Have Nuclear Origins

    05/06/2014 3:16:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 215 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/5/14 | Eliran Aharon & Tova Dvorin
    An immense explosion has been heard throughout the northern Iranian city of Qazvin, semi-official Fars news agency reported, and many casualties are expected from the blast. Around 1.1 million people live in the city, which is located about 100 miles north of Tehran. The blast may be related to nuclear development in Iran, according to the Los Angeles Times. Iranian officials in the past have strongly denied claims by Mujahedin Khalq Organization, or MKO, a cult-like Iranian exile group, that it has a secret nuclear enrichment facility in Abyek, near the major city, according to the daily. The source of...
  • Heavy explosion in Iran’s Qazvin city

    05/06/2014 10:39:54 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 29 replies
    http://english.alarabiya.net/ ^ | Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | Staff Writer, Al Arabiya News
    breaking news heavy explosion
  • The Five-Year-Old Boy Rebuilding West, Texas

    05/03/2014 8:32:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 5-3-14 | Priscila Mosqueda 
    After losing his father to the fertilizer plant explosion that almost destroyed his hometown, Parker Pustejovsky is spearheading the effort to recover—and he’s barely old enough to read. WEST, Texas — One year ago on April 17, five-year-old Parker Pustejovsky lost his father in the fertilizer plant explosion that wrecked the small Texas town of West. Joey Pustejovsky was one of 10 first responders to die trying to put out the fire that precipitated the blast. It wasn’t long before young Parker declared he would rebuild the city park, stripped bare by the explosion—and he’d do it by selling hot...
  • NYC building collapse subject of federal probe

    03/13/2014 5:18:36 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 22 replies
    Chicago Trib ^ | 3-13-14 | Tribune wire reports
    Federal safety authorities launched an investigation on Thursday into a gas explosion that caused the collapse a day earlier of two New York City apartment buildings, killing seven people and injuring dozens of others. The still-smoldering rubble prevented investigators from getting close enough to examine the main pipe that supplies natural gas to the Upper East Side neighborhood, said Robert Sumwalt, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, which reviews accidents involving natural gas. When firefighters say the area is safe, he said, investigators will conduct a pressure test on the pipe to find the location of the leak...
  • Local coverage of reported building explosion in NYC

    03/12/2014 7:24:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | FoxNews.Com
    Live video feed. Prayers for those affected.
  • Entire town of Knifley, KY evacuated after gas line explosion

    02/13/2014 4:24:38 AM PST · by The Working Man · 7 replies
    WAVE News ^ | Feb 13, 2014 | Joey Brown
    KNIFLEY, KY (WAVE) - The entire town of Knifley, Kentucky was evacuated early Thursday morning after a gas line explosion engulfed at least three houses, two barns and four automobiles in flames, which spread to a nearby wooded area. At least one person was injured. About 150 people live in the Adair County community. The explosion happened about 2 a.m. near Highways 551 and 71 in Knifley. The was no immediate word on the condition of the person who was taken to a hospital for treatment.
  • 1 missing, 1 hurt in natural gas well explosion in Greene County

    02/12/2014 8:21:44 AM PST · by cork · 6 replies
    Trib Total Media ^ | 2/11/14 | By Jason Cato, Tom Fontaine and Timothy Puko
    By Jason Cato, Tom Fontaine and Timothy Puko Published: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, 9:09 a.m. Updated 4 hours ago DUNKARD — The thunder of a natural gas well explosion on Tuesday morning in rural Greene County shook Charlie Grim awake, yanked John Kuis away from the television and rattled Michelle Hurley's home as she dressed for work. “It sounded like a jet engine was parked in my driveway,” said Kuis, 57, who scrambled outside to see fire and smoke rising above the tree line near his Dilliner home, about 70 miles south of Pittsburgh. The fire at the Chevron Corp....
  • Iraqi militants accidentally set off bomb, 21 dead

    02/10/2014 3:41:03 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 53 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2-10-14 | SAMEER N. YACOUB
    BAGHDAD (AP) — An instructor teaching his militant recruits how to make car bombs accidentally set off explosives in his demonstration Monday, killing 21 of them in a huge blast that alerted authorities to the existence of the rural training camp in an orchard north of Baghdad. Nearly two dozen people were arrested, including wounded insurgents trying to hobble away from the scene. The fatal goof by the al-Qaida breakaway group that dominates the Sunni insurgency in Iraq happened on the same day that the speaker of the Iraqi parliament, a prominent Sunni whom the militants consider a traitor, escaped...
  • Major explosion at manufacturing plant in Peterborough, NH

    02/10/2014 1:27:37 PM PST · by jimjohn · 53 replies
    MyFoxBoston ^ | Breaking News
    PETERBOROUGH, N.H. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Area firefighters were responding to an explosion at manufacturing plant in Peterborough Monday afternoon. The explosion took place at New Hampshire Ball Bearings, at 175 Jaffrey Rd. in Peterborough, N.H., according to the Jaffrey, N.H. Fire Department. Read more: http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/24684158/2014/02/10/explosion-reported-at-plant-in-peterborough#ixzz2sxOkKDoT
  • Manhole explosion in NYC (midtown no injuries)

    02/02/2014 8:27:36 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 14 replies
    https://twitter.com/cyclingdacity TWITTER ACCOUNT ^ | 2/2/14 | twitter account by Jaffa Badger
    looks like 3 manhole covers have been clearly blown away pic.twitter.com/ElsYWvmOLf Sounded so big it had a shockwave.
  • Plant Explosion in Union County [MS]

    01/22/2014 2:25:50 PM PST · by WXRGina · 8 replies
    MS Emergency Management Agency ^ | January 22, 2014 | MEMA
    PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and several state agencies are assisting Union County officials with an explosion and subsequent fire at a biodiesel facility on Highway 15 just north of New Albany. The fire is still burning. Union County Emergency Management Director Curt Clayton says two workers escaped without injuries at the time of the explosion around 6 a.m. One home and two industrial businesses near the plant have been evacuated as a precaution. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has air monitoring teams in the area to test for hazardous materials that may leave the site, but...
  • Scooby Doom: Puppy Blows Up Owners’ House After Chewing Through Can of Deodorant

    01/09/2014 6:03:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Thursday 9 Jan 2014
    A puppy blew up his owners’ house after he chewed through a can of deodorant. Greyhound cross Zeus was left alone for just ten minutes before he sparked an explosion so powerful it shattered double-glazed windows, blew through floorboards and set a sofa on fire. The six-month-old pup had chewed through a can of Lynx deodorant and, as it contents sprayed out, they were ignited by the heat from a lamp. The blast caused £2,000 of damage but Zeus, along with five other pets in the house, escaped uninjured. Owner Kerry Leech said: ‘He’s just a pup and at the...
  • Reports of explosions and fire outside Time Building in New York

    01/06/2014 12:45:10 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 71 replies
    Shep ^ | 1/6/13 | Shep
    FDNY at the scene, report of explosions and fire at the TIME building in Manhattan. Shep has the updates @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/vy6UVR10AU Update: Fox producer says there's smoke coming out of the manhole outside the TIME building in Manhattan.
  • Chief: Minneapolis apartment fire injures 13, 6 of them critically (Religion of Peace alert?)

    01/02/2014 6:13:38 AM PST · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | January 1, 2014 | Randy Furst and Josephine Marcotty
    Fourteen people were injured, six critically, early Wednesday morning after an explosion caused a major fire at a grocery store and apartment building in the bustling Cedar-Riverside neighborhood in south Minneapolis. Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel said they do not know yet if all the residents are accounted for. Some made it out on their own into the subzero temperatures, but others had to be rescued with ladders. Mohamed Cheikhabdi, head of the Somali Advocate Justice Center, said that family members have reported that three individuals living in the apartments are not in the hospital and have not been accounted...
  • Explosion Rocks Minneapolis Apartment Complex over Arab Grocery

    01/01/2014 11:10:13 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 30 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/1/2014 | Thomas
    The explosion took place over a Halal grocery in a portion of the city dominated by Arab immigrants: Ismail Adan, 34, has lived in the building since 2002 and left shortly before the fire. He said his mother had called him early in the morning and he left to visit her, but a cousin who was staying with him was in the third-floor apartment when the explosion occurred. He said the cousin leapt from the window and was injured but he has spoken with him in the hospital. “He’s OK. It’s not very serious,” Adan said.
  • Unknown explosion with fire just occurred a few minutes ago - California (News vanity)

    12/30/2013 4:00:15 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 134 replies
    I had just gotten out of the shower, and was getting dressed for work, when I heard a loud explosion. I looked out the window and saw a large plume of smoke. I went out with my digital camera and recorded the video I posted on my YouTube channel. I don't know what exploded yet, and I don't have time to check because it is almost time for me to start the job. I'll probably find out later what happened. The video is HERE or at the link above.
  • At least 11 killed, over 100 wounded in big blast in Egypt's Nile Delta

    12/23/2013 8:07:52 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    rueters ^ | Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:57pm EST
    Cabinet spokesman Sherief Shawki blamed the blast on the Muslim Brotherhood group of former Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, and said Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi had officially declared the group a terrorist organization.
  • Mother, 62, found dead in rubble after propane leak explosion flattens three-story home

    12/02/2013 8:04:21 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 18 replies
    Daily Mail US Edition ^ | 12/2/13 | Helen Pow
    A 62-year-old Texas mother died Saturday night after her three-story home exploded, rattling the entire neighborhood and surrounding cities. Wanda Buckley Davis' body was found amid the rubble of her property in Grandview, outside Fort Worth following the blast, which occurred just before 11 p.m., Sheriff Bob Alford said.
  • Breaking: Explosion In Grandview, TX

    11/30/2013 9:27:16 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 218 replies
    Emergency trucks rushing to County Road 418...an oil plant has reportedly exploded. Reports up to 90 miles away of houses being shaken.
  • Japan: 2 Explosions Heard Near US Naval Base

    11/28/2013 11:48:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 82 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/13
    Two explosions were heard near the US Air Force base located near the Japanese capital of Tokyo. Japanese police and US officials reported that remnants of two IED's (Improvised Explosive Device) had been found in the area. No caualties...
  • Massive Pipeline Explosion Near Milford, Texas; Entire Town Being Evacuated - Live Choppercam

    11/14/2013 11:51:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 11/14/13 | Tyler Durden
    Every day in the New Normal, it is either a mass shooting or an explosion in some pipeline or crude-carrying train. Moments ago, a pipeline in Texas exploded in a massive fireball and has prompted the evacuation of the nearby town of Milford. From Breaking911: Smoke and flames are visible for miles. There is a fear that an additional pipe may explode. Nearby schools have all been evacuated as well. NUmerous rescue teams responding; unknown if there are any injuries at this time. UPDATE 11:30AM EST: According to county officials, a 10-inch pipeline east of U.S. Highway 77 and Farm-to-Market...
  • Russia bus bomb: Volgograd blast kills six

    10/21/2013 9:28:19 AM PDT · by Vostok-1 · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | 21 October 2013 Last updated at 15:37 GMT | /
    A suspected female suicide bomber has set off explosives on a bus in the southern Russian city of Volgograd, killing at least six people. Officials believe the woman was from Dagestan in the North Caucasus and was the partner of an Islamist militant. The blast, which happened just after 14:00 (10:00 GMT), also injured more than 30 people, some of them seriously.
  • Funds for West Texas Relief Withheld

    For most of the world, the tragedy in West, Texas that began with the explosion of the fertilizer plant, ended with a remarkable outpouring of support from fellow Texans and friends far away, raising money and sending more supplies than the town could handle. With over $3 million funds donated, everything seemed on track for a fast recovery and rebuild.
  • Explosion Reported At Columbus Police Headquarters; Homeland Security Officials On Scene

    09/24/2013 6:03:20 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 26 replies
    http://www.10tv.com ^ | September 24, 2013 | Staff
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus Division of Fire is investigating a report of an explosion at Columbus Police headquarters in Downtown Columbus. A loud noise was heard inside the building in the 100 block of Marconi Boulevard around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police asked people inside the building to evacuate by the stairs. Police and fire crews were going building by building checking for the source. Columbus fire officials said there were no reports of injuries. Columbus police dispatchers said the noise was heard on the second floor where a deli is located. Dispatchers said it did not start a fire.
  • Explosion, fire rock Indian submarine

    08/13/2013 1:48:23 PM PDT · by Dbdaily · 24 replies
    Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) A huge explosion accompanied by a fire rocked an Indian Navy submarine docked in the high security naval dockyard here early Wednesday, officials said. The devastation took place shortly after midnight on INS Sindhurakshak submarine. Many sailors on board reportedly jumped off to safety, a defence ministry source said.
  • Fears held for workers at central Florida gas plant after series of explosions

    07/29/2013 11:06:06 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 7 replies
    Australian Broadcasting Commission ^ | 30 July 2013 | Sources
    A series of explosions has rocked a propane gas plant in central Florida, with local media reporting multiple deaths and injuries. At least 15 people are unaccounted for ..
  • Apparent Gas Explosion Causes Partial Collapse Of Chinatown Building

    07/11/2013 11:42:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    CBS New York ^ | July 11,2013 | CBS New York
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Emergency responders are at the scene of a partial building collapse in Chinatown.
  • Many missing after train explosion in Canada

    07/06/2013 5:43:57 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | Last Modified: 06 Jul 2013 23:32 | Source: Al Jazeera and agencies
    At least one person dead and 1,000 evacuated after freight train carrying crude oil explodes in lakeside town in Quebec.At least 30 buildings are believed to have been damaged in the inferno [Al Jazeera] One person has died and several people are reported to be missing after a train, believed to be carrying crude oil, derailed and sparked several explosion in the middle of a small town in the Canadian province of Quebec.At least 30 buildings are believed to have been destroyed in the blast in Lac-Megantic on Saturday, and up to 1,000 people have been evacuated from the area.The incident occurred...
  • One dead and sixty missing as runaway train carrying hundreds of tons of oil derails and explodes...

    07/06/2013 4:37:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 6, 2013 | Jessica Jerreat
    The center of a Quebec town has been wiped out, according to the mayor, after a runaway freight train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in a fireball at 1am on Saturday. One person was killed and about 30 buildings were destroyed as the unmanned train exploded. About 60 people are believed to be missing, but the force of the fire has slowed rescue efforts. Parts of the town were evacuated in the early hours as fireballs shot several-metres in the air, flames spread to nearby homes and thick acrid smoke filled the air in Lac-Megantic, which is close to...
  • AT LEAST 1 DEAD IN INDIANA FERTILIZER PLANT EXPLOSION

    06/24/2013 1:11:39 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/24/13 | Jason Howerton
    UNION MILLS, Ind. (AP) — An explosion at a fertilizer plant in northwest Indiana has killed one person.
  • FEMA denies aid to Texas for West blast

    06/12/2013 11:11:17 AM PDT · by JennysCool · 60 replies
    WFAA ^ | 6/12/2013 | Associated Press
    WEST, TEXAS — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is refusing to provide money to help rebuild the small Texas town where a deadly fertilizer plant explosion leveled numerous homes and a school, and killed 15 people. According to a letter obtained by The Associated Press, FEMA said it reviewed the state's appeal to help West but decided that the explosion "is not of the severity and magnitude that warrants a major disaster declaration." The blast killed 10 first responders and brought national attention to the agricultural community. President Barack Obama traveled to the area to attend a memorial service for...
  • Explosions Hit NATO Headquarters at Kabul Airport

    06/09/2013 6:29:43 PM PDT · by kristinn · 135 replies
    CBS News ^ | (Monday) June 10, 2013
    KABUL, Afghanistan Large explosions are being heard coming from the military side of Kabul international airport, which houses a NATO headquarters. The explosions began about 4:30 a.m. Monday from the direction of the military headquarters.
  • Massive Explosion rocks Rosedale, MD after train Derailment

    05/28/2013 12:45:57 PM PDT · by Jookos · 31 replies
    Jookos News ^ | 5/28/2013 | Jookos News
    Huge explosion rocks Rosedale, Maryland after a train apparently crashed into a 18 wheeler that was blocking the tracks. View the full post at Massive Explosion rocks Baltimore after a Train Derailment
  • Safety Board: ATF Blocking Texas Plant Blast Probe

    05/23/2013 6:41:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Federal agents and the state fire marshal have effectively barred a federal safety panel from the site of a Texas fertilizer plant blast that killed 15 people and injured about 200 others, hampering its investigation, the panel’s chairman said. In a May 17 letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer, U.S. Chemical Safety Board Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso asked the California Democrat to help the board obtain evidence under control of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that he contends is essential to the board’s investigation, the Waco Tribune-Herald and Austin American-Statesman reported.
  • Bright Explosion on the Moon

    05/17/2013 12:05:52 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 40 replies
    NASA ^ | 5/17/13 | Tony Phillips
    May 17, 2013: For the past 8 years, NASA astronomers have been monitoring the Moon for signs of explosions caused by meteoroids hitting the lunar surface. "Lunar meteor showers" have turned out to be more common than anyone expected, with hundreds of detectable impacts occurring every year. They've just seen the biggest explosion in the history of the program. "On March 17, 2013, an object about the size of a small boulder hit the lunar surface in Mare Imbrium," says Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office. "It exploded in a flash nearly 10 times as bright as anything we've...
  • Coast Guard: NJ yacht explosion with 9 reported injured possibly a hoax

    06/11/2012 6:00:00 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 11, 2012 | newscore
    SANDY HOOK, N.J. — The U.S. Coast Guard says a report of an explosion on a motor yacht off central New Jersey could be a hoax because it can't find any signs of distress in the water. Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/yacht_explodes_off_coast_of_new_NnXnkGrSVQmSJt08bsu2UP#ixzz1xXKOqogk
  • Insurers predict 100%-400% Obamacare rate explosion

    05/13/2013 7:02:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/13/13 | Paul Bedard
    Internal cost estimates from 17 of the nation´s largest insurance companies indicate that health insurance premiums will grow an average of 100 percent under Obamacare, and that some will soar more than 400 percent, crushing the administration´s goal of affordability. New regulations, policies, taxes, fees and mandates are the reason for the unexpected "rate shock," according to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which released a report Monday based on internal documents provided by the insurance companies. The 17 companies include Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and
  • Texas authorities now looking at the WestTown fertilizer plant explosion as CRIMINAL.

    05/10/2013 8:59:48 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 67 replies
    AP ^ | Harris Faulkner
    Texas authorities now looking at the WestTown fertilizer plant explosion as CRIMINAL.
  • Exclusive: At Texas fertilizer plant, a history of theft, tampering

    05/03/2013 5:07:44 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 3, 2013 | Selam Gebrekidan and Joshua Schneyer
    The Texas fertilizer plant that exploded two weeks ago, killing 14 people and injuring about 200, was a repeat target of theft by intruders who tampered with tanks and caused the release of toxic chemicals, police records reviewed by Reuters show. Police responded to at least 11 reports of burglaries and five separate ammonia leaks at West Fertilizer Co over the past 12 years, according to 911 dispatch logs and criminal offense reports Reuters obtained from the McLennan County Sheriff's office in Waco, Texas through an Open Records Request. Some of the leaks, including one reported in October 2012, were...
  • Explosion shakes central Prague, as many as 40 injured

    04/29/2013 5:12:05 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:21am EDT | Reuters
    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.
  • Huge Explosion reported at Mobile Alabama shipyard

    04/24/2013 7:52:20 PM PDT · by Mmogamer · 157 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 04/24/13 | twitchy staff
    BREAKING NEWS: Explosion shook houses and blew doors open in Spanish Fort.
  • Debris, structural damage slow search for victims of West plant explosion

    04/20/2013 8:05:05 PM PDT · by uncommonsense · 15 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 4/17/2013 | BRANDON FORMBY and MATTHEW HAAG
    In a town like West, almost everyone knows the missing and the presumed dead, among them, Joey Pustejovsky, West’s city secretary and a member of the volunteer fire department. “We have a mayor and we have Joey,” said resident Laura Bettge, who said she spent Thursday morning praying and crying. “He’s a friend to everybody, but he’s also our leader. “‘Secretary’ doesn’t really describe what he does,” she said. “We don’t have a city manager, so he kind of just helps run everything.” The only victim publicly identified Thursday was Capt. Kenny Harris of Dallas Fire-Rescue, a 52-year-old father of...
  • West, Texas, mayor says 35 to 40 dead in fertilizer plant explosion

    04/18/2013 3:29:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 18, 2013 | John M. Glionna and Maeve Reston
    The mayor of this city said 35 to 40 people are believed to be dead in a massive fertilizer plant explosion “because they are unaccounted for and still missing.” “We are out there searching the rubble, looking in each and every house. We are trying to locate each and every citizen,” Mayor Tommy Muska said in a telephone interview with The Times. Muska said he arrived at the count of 35 to 40 dead because all other residents and first-responders in the area have been identified. Among those who were missing and believed dead, he said, were as many as...
  • Texas Plant Told State it Could Not Explode

    04/18/2013 2:02:16 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 87 replies
    Newser ^ | 04/18/2013 | By Kevin Spak
    (Newser) – News outlets are digging into the West Fertilizer plant's regulatory filings and finding that, in light of the explosion that may have killed as many as 15 people and injured about 160, the plant might have undersold the risks a tad. While the company did tell regulators it had up to 54,000 pounds of anhydrous ammonia on hand, it said there was "no" fire or explosive risk, Fox News reports. It said the absolute worst-case scenario would be an essentially harmless 10-minute gas leak. In other developments: Rick Perry is asking the federal government to declare an emergency...
  • Texas explosion was a Bomb - fire dispatch recording

    04/18/2013 12:48:21 AM PDT · by Species8472 · 95 replies
    Live leak.com ^ | 4-17-2013 | Live leak
    A recording of the radio traffic between fire dispatch and responders reveal that West fire units report that a bomb went off in the building.