Manchester Gas Explosion

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  1. Queso macrumors G4

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    7am this morning and residents across Greater Manchester in the UK were rudely awoken by the sound of a house being catapulted skywards thanks to a gas leak. The blast, which was heard up to 9 miles away, has pretty much demolished a terrace of houses in Salford in the east of the city. 50 firefighters from Manchester Fire & Rescue had to rescue several residents from the rubble, but thankfully nobody appears to have been killed.

    The BBC News website has a picture slideshow on the link below. Pretty amazing luck that the results weren't much worse:-

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-11674576
     
  2. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816

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    WOW :eek:

    Can't believe nobody was killed. Says fourteen people were injured though.
     
  3. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    Holy crap. There's like a gap in the row of houses. It looks completely demolished...

    Makes you think about the power of expanding energy.
     
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  5. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I'm 9 miles north and I didn't hear it, I guess the black hole that is Oldham even sucks sound in.

    I'm amazed nobody had died. I mean houses were totally flattened! Also one of the guys that was interviewed on BBC News is the spit of Karl Pilkington in looks and voice.
     

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