Skip to comments.Church damaged by early morning explosion
Posted on 09/10/2004 5:55:21 AM PDT by nyconse
COLCHESTER, Conn. -- A church in Colchester was leveled by an explosion Friday morning. St. Mary's Ukrainian Church on Route 16, also known as Linwood Ave., was flattened by the explosion just before 7 a.m., according to state police. State police spokesman, Sgt. J. Paul Vance, said the area had been cordoned off and the highway was shut down in both directions. Vance said there was no initial report of injuries and there was no immediate indication of what caused the explosion. The state fire marshal was called to the scene as well utility company crews.
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Gas leak or TROP?
Nothing so far...unless you can find something...I'm thinking they would be able to tell if it was a gas leak. Also, I lived in Conn. Most homes, businesses use oil furnaces....I am wondering. No one seems to be covering the story. Kind of surprising since Fox is in New York..It's probably nothing...but it is a Ukranian church which makes me wonder after what happened in Russia.
I know this church. I have visited it. Its beautiful.
Thanks for this...still nothing. I admit it. I am a tinfoil red stater who is really worried about terrorism. That being said, I have no reason to believe this is terrorism...yet.
It is on the corner of an entrance to a highway. It would be easy for vandals to have entered it. The rector's residence is also on site and is probably near enough to suffer damage.
You know who I mean.
What a pity...it was a beautiful church. I taught in a private school (Ukranian Catholic) and have been to this school because some of my colleages told me about it...pretty area of Connecticut.
Either way it's a reminder of what could happen here.
Neither. It was Karl Rove.
The same thought crossed my mind.
Yeah, the Religion of peace comes to mind...but wait they didn't shoot anyone in the back (especially kids) can't be them.
It was Bush!!!
Ukranian? I have my suspicions but we'll wait and see.
Boy he has been busy first setting up Kerry Campaign and CBS, running the swifties and now this....
Very good thing this happened early on a Friday morning vs. 48 hours from now. Very few people, if any at all, should have been at the church at 7AM. Prayers to anyone and their families who may have been inside the church at time of explosion, i.e., custodian, kitchen workers, etc.
Kind of odd, don't you think this isn't on any TV stations? I saw it once on CNN which made me look for story...then nothing it's been pulled from their stupid ticker.
Very true...if it was ROP then maybe it exploded prematurely.
Was beautiful. It's flattened.
(s) Ukranian? not black? media is not interested....(/s)
Nothing on AP Breaking News ticker.
This is odd...most of the time a story like this would garner some attention.
Still a regional story. They're not going to assume TROP. As soon as there's another angle to the story, it will go national.
It sounds like a gas explosion but it is a Russian Church so who knows.
Maybe they are sending someone out to make sure it actually happened before posting? Nah....
It's on Fox right now...no one hurt, church destroyed and no word what caused it...if it was gas it would be pretty obvious righ. Someone with knowledge about explosions come to my rescue here-no idea!
It has been over two hours since explosion...but who knows?
I just saw the pictures on Fox. It looks like a gas exlosion to me. There was no fire, since there is no char marks on anything.
Probably a gas explosion. I remember a restaraunt blown to bits like that once.
THe report says the highway is closed. The nearest TV station is at least 1/2 hour away. With the roads closed they may not have access.
BUMPING - monitoring.
FNC just show video of this ... there is nothing left of the church
There is nothing left of that church......however, the rectory next door, looks intact, but hard to tell.
They showed pics on FNC, it wasn't just damaged, it was destroyed. It's just a pile of rubble now.
Very sad indeed...I hope it was a gas explosion because I am going to seriously freak out if was TROP.
I live in next town. There hasn't been a request from Colchester's FD for help so there is no news on local scanners.
Hi, will you ping me with any updates on this regarding reason(S).
Keep us posted...you will no doubt hear things that I won't-live in Georgia now.
I'm sorry to say.........it was leveled.
I saw it on cnn, also.
Nothing left standing.
Sure will...how do we keep this current (bumped) so other freepers can see it...they may know something or be able to find something out?
Fox just ran some film of the church. Completely destroyed. Looks like from the inside out. My guess is natural gas. But who knows?
I passed by it on the way to work this morning. It's off Route 2 and they had the exit blocked off. We passed by at approximately 7:10 am and had not yet heard the news so we assumed it was some sort of automobile accident. There was no smoke or any indication from the higfhway that this had happened. The entire church was leveled. No cause yet. No injuries or damage to surrounding buildings.
This better be a gas leak.....
As another poster has noted...thank God it wasn't Sunday or even Saturday...people would have died.
Yeah...I hope so...
Local TV News said they were not allowed to get near the Church. State Police still treating the area as a crime scene! Looks like gas explosion on Fox News but don't know what is up with "crime scene".
How do we bump this...keep it current?
Admin mod...please bump this post...I have no idea how to do this.
It sounds like the damage a gas implosion would do..leaving everything around it untouched...an implosion.