Exploding apartments

Ken_19 Ken_19

Winchester, Virginia USA

Exploding apartments
Two days ago, at one in the morning, in Silver Spring, MD a 4 story apartment building exploded and burned. The force of the explosion was sufficient to also demolish the apartment building across the courtyard.

Over 30 were injured, dozens are homeless and at least 3 are confirmed dead. Because the remnants of the structure is so unstable, removal of debris is going slowly as several people are still missing and believed to be somewhere under the rubble.

Pictures here.
http://wtop.com/media-galleries/2016/08/photos-apt-explosion-in-silver-spring/slide/2/

The cause of the explosion has not yet been determined. My personal speculation is a gas leak, but it will be a few days before the definitive answer is unveiled.
Happygolucky4u Happygolucky4u

Treasure Coast, Florida USA

Re: Exploding apartments
I was thinking on the same lines as you. Gas leak. How sad and terrifying for all involved. blues
Ken_19 Ken_19

Winchester, Virginia USA

Re: Exploding apartments
Scary too. 1AM, most are asleep. You think you are safe in your bed, then suddenly the bed, you and everything else is being blown through the ceiling and the roof. We look at the photos and see steel fire doors found hundreds of feet away. Interviews with residents show many have lost everything, either because it is buried under rubble, or because it all then burned.
Happygolucky4u Happygolucky4u

Treasure Coast, Florida USA

Re: Exploding apartments
Ken_19: Scary too. 1AM, most are asleep. You think you are safe in your bed, then suddenly the bed, you and everything else is being blown through the ceiling and the roof. We look at the photos and see steel fire doors found hundreds of feet away. Interviews with residents show many have lost everything, either because it is buried under rubble, or because it all then burned.
Between that and the guy south of me falling into a sink hole with house while he was sleeping (never to be recovered) I am beginning to feel sleeping is not really healthy. To many tragedies. I know I shouldn't but I hate gas lines. sigh They send us out a map once a year to give us an estimated idea where they are located. And suggest before digging deep check with city. Estimated? Why did they grow legs and move after being put there? uh oh
Ken_19 Ken_19

Winchester, Virginia USA

Re: Exploding apartments
The old surveying instruments were plus or minus 40 feet, so it is an estimated thing.
epirbonline today! epirb

Dannevirke, Hawkes Bay New Zealand

Re: Exploding apartments
Two days ago, at one in the morning, in Silver Spring, MD a 4 story apartment building exploded and burned. The force of the explosion was sufficient to also demolish the apartment building across the courtyard.

Over 30 were injured, dozens are homeless and at least 3 are confirmed dead. Because the remnants of the structure is so unstable, removal of debris is going slowly as several people are still missing and believed to be somewhere under the rubble.

Pictures here.
http://wtop.com/media-galleries/2016/08/photos-apt-explosion-in-silver-spring/slide/2/

The cause of the explosion has not yet been determined. My personal speculation is a gas leak, but it will be a few days before the definitive answer is unveiled.a lot of it about these days , seems to me the VOD exceeds gas .If it suits it being gas then it shall be
Ken_19 Ken_19

Winchester, Virginia USA

Re: Exploding apartments
It really isn't needed to hand copy the original post in entirety, The users can see it, so why waste bandwidth?

Weeks later the official body count is now 8 including some children killed in their beds, and the cause is indeed determined to be something called a pressure spike in the gas line or accidental.
epirbonline today! epirb

Dannevirke, Hawkes Bay New Zealand

Re: Exploding apartments
Ken_19: It really isn't needed to hand copy the original post in entirety, The users can see it, so why waste bandwidth?

Weeks later the official body count is now 8 including some children killed in their beds, and the cause is indeed determined to be something called a pressure spike in the gas line or accidental.
I replied in the normal way and it did that , wondering what it will do this time . Call it paranoia , caused by being here , I don't wholly trust the reports that's its domestic gas .
SpaceRam

San Vicente, Distrito Federal Argentina

Re: Exploding apartments
Lots of gas related incidents in Europe lately.
rizlaredonline today! rizlared

Huangshan, Anhui, Anbei China

Re: Exploding apartments
SpaceRam: Lots of gas related incidents in Europe lately.


Blame the British government, it seems they are to blame for most of these kind of tragic events.
SpaceRam

San Vicente, Distrito Federal Argentina

Re: Exploding apartments
rizlared: Blame the British government, it seems they are to blame for most of these kind of tragic events.


In all honesty I thought my gov was bad but after listening to some episodes of LBC radio about politics in your country. I am actually embarrased for the both of us.
That May woman is useless.
What they did with that Charlie baby was a disgrace.
Corbyn taking pictures with young guys celebrating how college debt would be back to zero and then it turns out it was a lie. Shameful behaviour!

The EU wanting to hold the UK hostage forever.

Its madness really
HexagonKeySetonline today! HexagonKeySet

Central, Waikato New Zealand

Re: Exploding apartments
rizlared: Blame the British government, it seems they are to blame for most of these kind of tragic events.



Well, if they'd only given the chiefs of staff all the money in the world ... they;d still be to blame ?

Final Comment !!!

doh

Beer ?

cheers
HexagonKeySetonline today! HexagonKeySet

Central, Waikato New Zealand

Re: Exploding apartments
SpaceRam: In all honesty I thought my gov was bad but after listening to some episodes of LBC radio about politics in your country. I am actually embarrased for the both of us.
That May woman is useless.
What they did with that Charlie baby was a disgrace.
Corbyn taking pictures with young guys celebrating how college debt would be back to zero and then it turns out it was a lie. Shameful behaviour!

The EU wanting to hold the UK hostage forever.

Its madness really



I dunno, I've read a bit about 'karma' and I can;t help wonder if Britain is being paid back for all the atrocities it has been part in as it previously rampaged across the world imposing it's will and way on others.

Just take India as an example ... colonised, freed without violence by Ghandi and now TATA own the entire British Steel industry ( such as it is) as well as a number of 'British' premium car brands and etc?

Could that be karma at work on a grand scale?

If it IS then I dread to think what the US may have in it's future ...

peace
rizlaredonline today! rizlared

Huangshan, Anhui, Anbei China

Re: Exploding apartments
HexagonKeySet: I dunno, I've read a bit about 'karma' and I can;t help wonder if Britain is being paid back for all the atrocities it has been part in as it previously rampaged across the world imposing it's will and way on others.

Just take India as an example ... colonised, freed without violence by Ghandi and now TATA own the entire British Steel industry ( such as it is) as well as a number of 'British' premium car brands and etc?

Could that be karma at work on a grand scale?

If it IS then I dread to think what the US may have in it's future ...


Probably the USA split between the Saudi Royal family, Russia and China. Wonder what language they will be made to use? Hopefully Chinese as a lot harder to bastardise than the Queens Englishwink
HexagonKeySetonline today! HexagonKeySet

Central, Waikato New Zealand

Re: Exploding apartments
rizlared: Probably the USA split between the Saudi Royal family, Russia and China. Wonder what language they will be made to use? Hopefully Chinese as a lot harder to bastardise than the Queens English


I was thinking a bigger spread of snaller nations all getting a piece of the action ?

Biblically ...

The meek shall inherit the earth

That sort of thing ?

Of course we have to hope there's something left for the meek TO inherit ?

cheers
GUZMAN1online today! GUZMAN1

BARCELONA, Cataluna Spain

Re: Exploding apartments
Ken_19: Two days ago, at one in the morning, in Silver Spring, MD a 4 story apartment building exploded and burned. The force of the explosion was sufficient to also demolish the apartment building across the courtyard.

Over 30 were injured, dozens are homeless and at least 3 are confirmed dead. Because the remnants of the structure is so unstable, removal of debris is going slowly as several people are still missing and believed to be somewhere under the rubble.

Pictures here.
http://wtop.com/media-galleries/2016/08/photos-apt-explosion-in-silver-spring/slide/2/

The cause of the explosion has not yet been determined. My personal speculation is a gas leak, but it will be a few days before the definitive answer is unveiled.


A gas leak was supposedly the cause of an explosion of a house, for the police. This happened days before the terrorist attack in Barcelona.

When policemen and firemen tried to take the debris, there was a second explosion that injured seven of them.

Finally there was found that it was a homemade explosive laboratory which also stocked more than 100 gas bottles. There was a survivor and two dead, all of them related to the terrorist group that finally could not attack with bomb.

A gas leak is the usual, but not always.
Conrad73online now! Conrad73

Lonesome Town Zurich, Zrich Switzerland

Re: Exploding apartments
HexagonKeySet: I was thinking a bigger spread of snaller nations all getting a piece of the action ?

Biblically ...

The meek shall inherit the earth

That sort of thing ?

Of course we have to hope there's something left for the meek TO inherit ?
you mean,The Meek shall inherit the Dearth?laugh
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