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    The explosion was in the harbor area but not explosives. There are many chemicals that can cause something like this. Couple years back there was an explosion in Chinese harbor. Not in a harbor but just chemical explosion, see image. Leaking chemical in right concentration. Such can be like a daisy cutter - the strongest bomb after nuclear. (That expansion joint that failed in Fixborough was not my design )

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    Hi Dirk,

    I don't think 4eTouareg was questioning your authority or the validity of the ToS.

    I am sure he was asking Jelo if Jelo didn't realise he might be crossing a line no one should and perhaps quite seriously.

    And if it is the latter, then I must say that I stand full-square behind 4eTouareg.
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    Wonder if we will ever know what actually went up like that.Hard to believe only 10 killed.
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    https://edition.cnn.com/middleeast/l...ntl/index.html
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    Wonder if we will ever know what actually went up like that.Hard to believe only 10 killed.
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    Have seen some of the aftermath pics, really sad for anyone to have to endure such an accident. That blast was like a small atomic bomb that went off. Does not seem like they safety standards were very high.

    Hope others learn to be more proactive if they have similar designs.
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    any ideas on what caused it?

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    One of the news reports indicated a fire fighting team "disappeared" . The real death toll must be far higher.
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    It was huge that, massive shockwave. Lots of innocent lives lost.
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    Jelo's message: Mods...you can ban me or totally remove me from this forum. But: I am an adult....so is all of us here. Why can we not see what Jelo posted....I mean the absolute speed that you employ to remove his post/s on this topic seems to me as if you wish to have all of us adhere to you and like minded forum member's way of thinking. Really Yes...Jelo is outspoken, but I think more people need to be thus
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    Anyone know who owns the real estate in that waterfront?
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    My heartfelt condolences go out to families who lost a father or mother, wife/ husband or son/ daughter.

    An opinion on their way of life and beliefs pales in comparison to this life changing event for those affected.
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    Talk of "confiscated high explosives" but no explanation of why it was there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hdreyer View Post
    Jelo's message: Mods...you can ban me or totally remove me from this forum. But: I am an adult....so is all of us here. Why can we not see what Jelo posted....I mean the absolute speed that you employ to remove his post/s on this topic seems to me as if you wish to have all of us adhere to you and like minded forum member's way of thinking. Really Yes...Jelo is outspoken, but I think more people need to be thus
    Hennie,

    If you are that curious, read the posts that quoted Jelo. You will actually be able to reconstruct what he said quite easily.

    I fully back Dirk's right to remove what he considers inappropriate. I may occasionally be a bit bemused as to his reasoning, but the last thing we need is someone from the HRC or the like coming after this Forum. And Dirk would stand alone if that happened. I bet that all the Jelo fans would suddenly slink away into the shadows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcR View Post
    Talk of "confiscated high explosives" but no explanation of why it was there...
    Some sources saying fireworks stored next to ammonium nitrate which was confiscated. Just doesn't sound right. Surely someone should have seen this as a potentially very very bad idea?

    I think this was worse than the one a few years ago in Tinjan (sp.) - seems it was in a more densely populated area also.

    I'm worried they not going to find those fire fighters. They were probably at the very centre of the main blast.

    So sad this happens while in a pandemic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by douglash View Post
    Some sources saying fireworks stored next to ammonium nitrate which was confiscated. Just doesn't sound right. Surely someone should have seen this as a potentially very very bad idea?

    I think this was worse than the one a few years ago in Tinjan (sp.) - seems it was in a more densely populated area also.

    I'm worried they not going to find those fire fighters. They were probably at the very centre of the main blast.

    So sad this happens while in a pandemic.
    The way I heard it was... Ammonium nitrate is stored in that warehouse regularly and the fireworks were confiscated...

    Fireworks and ammonium nitrate would account for the fire and the explosion as well as the evacuation of the area due to the poisonous residue (the red cloud) in the air...

    I don't see anyone close to the blast coming out alive without a miracle...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcR View Post
    The way I heard it was... Ammonium nitrate is stored in that warehouse regularly and the fireworks were confiscated...

    Fireworks and ammonium nitrate would account for the fire and the explosion as well as the evacuation of the area due to the poisonous residue (the red cloud) in the air...

    I don't see anyone close to the blast coming out alive without a miracle...
    The shock wave from an explosion that big could kill people just from the concussion. Rupture internal organs and arteries so they bleed out without any visible injuries. It would not be immediate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian.McM View Post
    Hennie,

    If you are that curious, read the posts that quoted Jelo. You will actually be able to reconstruct what he said quite easily.

    I fully back Dirk's right to remove what he considers inappropriate. I may occasionally be a bit bemused as to his reasoning, but the last thing we need is someone from the HRC or the like coming after this Forum. And Dirk would stand alone if that happened. I bet that all the Jelo fans would suddenly slink away into the shadows.
    Agree with Ian. Apart from the completely distasteful nature of the remarks, the owner of the forum can be held accountable for dissemination of hate speech. In any case , whether it meets the definition of hate speech or not, we could just reflect the morality of celebrating civilian death, and us being linked to that message by association.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian.McM View Post
    The shock wave from an explosion that big could kill people just from the concussion. Rupture internal organs and arteries so they bleed out without any visible injuries. It would not be immediate.
    The size and speed of that shockwave was massive. That's almost what makes me think it was more powerful, maybe not as big, as the other from a few years back. Was watching the footage on Twitter in slow-mo and you can almost see the explosion draw in the air around it as the flames extinguish before the massive eruption.

    It's scary the kind of power that lurks among us each and every day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hdreyer View Post
    Jelo's message: Mods...you can ban me or totally remove me from this forum. But: I am an adult....so is all of us here. Why can we not see what Jelo posted....I mean the absolute speed that you employ to remove his post/s on this topic seems to me as if you wish to have all of us adhere to you and like minded forum member's way of thinking. Really Yes...Jelo is outspoken, but I think more people need to be thus
    Hennie, the amazing thing is that you log into the forum voluntarily and that you pay no membership fees.

    You are more than welcome to start your own forum where you make the rules...

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