Truck Carrying Explosives Expolodes

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Mr. Anderson, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Now they were all very lucky!

    I think that driver has some Christmas presents to buy this year and every year!
     
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    Damn.

    Absolutley amazing nobody was killed. Apparently it didn't detonate untill they got the people out of the truck?
     
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    I want to see better pics of the crater - they said it took out the whole section of the road.....that's just nuts. Imagine something like that happening on a major freeway at rush hour in a large city....if it was in DC or NYC everyone would think it was a terrorist attack.

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    Here
    you are, scroll to the bottom.

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  7. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    Wow. Its amazing that no one was seriously hurt or killed in this incident.

    Mr. Anderson, I too am eager to see more pictures of the crater. Though the pic on cnn actually might be all that is left of the road :eek:

    EDIT... just saw the previous post... DANG!
     
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    It is very hard to get the whole grasp of the situation from that picture. Amazing that no lives were lost. My prayers are with them for a full and complete recovery. :(
     
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    Though I am adamant about using seat-belts, it's so sad that some people have to be saved from them after the are saved by them in accidents.


    Thanks goodness no one was killed.
     
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    jeez, from that pic it looks like the highway got bombed.
     
  11. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    exactly what I was thinking....

    but that's 38,000 pounds or 19 tons of high explosives - not your average bomb :D

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    It's unsettling to think about 19 tons of explosives on the road. And is it 19 tons of unstable explosives? - the truck rolls and that's enough to unsettle the stuff? What if one of these just hits the brakes too hard in a panic stop? The delay from rescue to explosion is interesting. Some sort of decal to warn rescue crews and tailgaters would be on the truck?
     
  14. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Jeez. That expolosion looks like a mini-nuclear blast. I wonder if the shock wave registered on seismic meters.
     

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