Skip to comments.Massive explosion in North Toronto, Ontario
Posted on 08/10/2008 6:01:40 AM PDT by xcamel
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Oh NO! Prayers for the safety of all involved!
You ain’t kidding. Especially the shockwave.
I’m a few kilometres from the explosions, my house mates felt it, and people up to 12 km away could feel and see it. It didn’t ever strike me as a high end facility, I’m surprised at the size of the explosion, it was like a mushroom cloud.
Check out this footage, the really big blast is at 1:50 of the video:
It’s mayhem out there today. With all the shop windows, I’m wondering how long til the looting begins, this is near gangbanger territory.
It’s hard to imagine people without cars.
“How did it happen that a video camera was on in the middle of the night...”
I doubt that it was already on when the explosion started. Rather the person woke up from the blast and started recording. If you look at the first link in Comment 3, you see the camera is at first waving around. Then it settles down and you see over time first one, then a second, and then at least 2 more separated explosions, which makes sense if this is a propane tank farm.
MY SON LIVES RIGHT THERE!
I just called, spoke to my daughter-in-law. She said the house shook, at first she thought it was a bombing. But they are OK, for now anyway.
If it was, I don’t think you’d be alive to think it was a nuke.
Here is another one that seems to be ignored. I couldn’t even get it posted here at FR. Even contacted the Admin Mod yesterday as to why my post didn’t show up. No answer today. Maybe someone else can get it posted. It is about an American being killed in Beijing during the Olympics.
Egad! Hopefully no one was killed.
In the case of that one, there IS a post dated 08/09/2008 3:28:20 AM PDT. So, if you tried after that, yours wouldn’t have made it since it was already posted.
Prayers for the victims of the explosion.
“Toronto rocked by several explosions at propane facility”
Becky Rynor and Tobin Dalrymple , Canwest News Service
Published: Sunday, August 10, 2008
ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Police said the company stores and distributes a number of highly flammable welding supplies and gases such as acetylene, argon, nitrogen, propane and oxygen which police say is “highly explosive.”
The cause of the explosion has not been determined.”
Thank you for the ping fanfan.
Only minor injuries being reported so far.
Mustafa Taj is out of jail.