Manchester Gas Explosion

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Queso, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. Queso Suspended

    Mar 4, 2006
    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:-
  2. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2004
    Missouri, USA
    WOW :eek:

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


    May 1, 2009
    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.
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
  5. Dagless Suspended


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    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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