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Posted: 11/22/2003 9:51:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 9:58:08 AM EDT
That must be why they have "No Smoking" signs in them.
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 10:03:25 AM EDT
Woah!! Check out those explosions ...
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 10:04:13 AM EDT
I hope, should I have the misfortune of having my house catch on fire, that it goes down like that.

Wow.
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 10:04:17 AM EDT
Oooooooooooo!

Ahhhhhhhhhhh!
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 10:12:47 AM EDT
That's fucking awesome! Thanks for posting it!
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 10:22:17 AM EDT


Those big ones musta scared the shit outta the camera man!
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 10:25:19 AM EDT
This happend about a month ago and I only saw still photo's of that video.

Thanks for that.

Link Posted: 11/22/2003 11:21:24 AM EDT
Dang, if it wasnt so bad itd be cool...
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 4:47:13 PM EDT
Geez... I'd say the cameraman got fucked up by that last explosion. Anyone understand the language of that last commentary.

Damn... that's some serious shit.
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 5:01:53 PM EDT
Damn, that last one must have sent a roman candle up the cameraman's ass.
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 5:11:37 PM EDT
Was that the factory in the Netherlands? The language sounded close to English.
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 5:46:00 PM EDT
Best fireworks show ever!

I wonder what caused the massive explosions... drums of gunpowder, maybe?

The little slow-mo clip at the end, you can see the shock wave from the explosion... coooooooollll.
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 6:00:43 PM EDT
That is cool, sad that it happened, but seriously cool
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 6:03:48 PM EDT
Ooops!
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 6:03:57 PM EDT
WTF is the story behind this? Did the cameraman survive that last one?
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 6:09:31 PM EDT

I wonder what caused the massive explosions... drums of gunpowder, maybe?



Here's some follow up articles I googled about this.

That last explosion wiped out "blocks" of buildings, and flattened something like 400 homes. A couple dozen people died. (Probaby including the cameraman that took that video).

www.rnw.nl/hotspots/html/enschede010511.html


www.wsws.org/articles/2000/may2000/neth-m31.shtml

From the above article:

It is a scandal that apparently no one—from among the local authorities or the surrounding residents—knew of the existence of a potential disaster. Even the fire brigade was unaware of what they were getting involved in when they set off after a routine alarm to put out a fire at what they believed was a paper warehouse.

It is not excluded that the catastrophe came to assume such horrifying dimensions precisely because of this lack of knowledge on the part of the fire fighters. Inquisitive passers-by were not warned away, nor were measures undertaken to evacuate nearby houses. Even more seriously, it is possible that an attempt was made to extinguish burning magnesium and other chemicals with water. As a result the catalyst for the climactic explosion could have been produced. Magnesium, which burns reaching a temperature of over 1000 degrees Celsius, splits water into its chemical components of hydrogen and oxygen. Oxyhydrogen and a subsequent detonation is the result. Pouring oil onto the fire could not have had worse consequences. As a result, four firemen paid for their bravery with their lives.



www.time.com/time/europe/magazine/2000/0529/dutchexplosion.html

Link Posted: 11/22/2003 6:21:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 6:28:54 PM EDT


One Hour and twenty minutes download time..


no thanks..
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 6:36:06 PM EDT
Where was the guy videotaping from?
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 6:46:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By realist:


One Hour and twenty minutes download time..


no thanks..



2min 14 sec, man this new service I signed up for rocks.

man before and after photo is shocking, thanks for sharing
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 7:08:08 PM EDT
... Holy sheeeeit! Reminded me of that footage of the glycol factory explosion caught on film in Henderson, Nevada several years ago.

... Dayum
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 7:16:33 PM EDT
link?
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 7:23:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:
link?



... scroll down to videos

www.reviewjournal.com/news/pepcon/index.html
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 4:25:48 AM EDT
Wow!

Link Posted: 11/23/2003 4:35:03 AM EDT
WOW!! That's one helluva grand finale!!!
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 4:50:47 AM EDT
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck!!

That's better than tannerite!
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 5:41:58 AM EDT
Well it look like the guy filimg was really close to the actionbut the roof vs distance of warehouse. I wouldn't be supprised if he died and when the building he was filming from colapsed.
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 1:39:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Synister1:
Well it look like the guy filimg was really close to the actionbut the roof vs distance of warehouse. I wouldn't be supprised if he died and when the building he was filming from colapsed.



Yeah...

If you look at the "slo-mo" at the end of the video, when he pans down from the column of smoke right before the massive explosion, you can see a little clump of trees between his vantage point and the action.

If you look at the "before" and "after" photos I posted above, you'll see what appears to be that clump of trees sort of between 3 and 5 o'clock on the oval circling the factor. That suggests the roof from which this guy was filming was one of the buildings that look like "ladders" in the before picture. They appear to have been wiped out in the after picture.

Here's another photo, only 18 hours after the incident which shows none of those trees left standing and the buildings in the vicinity obliterated.



That's some serious scary shit.

Link Posted: 11/23/2003 2:52:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By realist:


One Hour and twenty minutes download time..


no thanks..



30 seconds . . . have to love T1!
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 3:11:56 PM EDT
Looked like the Jennings, OK fireworks factory that blew a few years back. Bad scene, all employees on that shift were dead.
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