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NEWS: Fifteen Dead in Belgium Gas Blast

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posted on Jul, 30 2004 @ 05:06 AM
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A huge explosion Friday occured under Brussels, Belgium in a gasworks. Fifteen people have died, with 120 injured. Some of the injuries are serious.
It is believed that the blast was a result of a gas leak that ignited.
 



news.bbc.co.uk
The blast, at an industrial park about 30km (20 miles) south-west of Brussels, sent flames shooting into the air, and was felt over a wide area.

A fire service spokesman at the scene near the town of Ath said the site of the explosion looked like a war zone.

Emergency services treated the blast as a major incident and troops helped with the disaster response.

A nearby motorway was closed and local residents were advised to stay indoors with their windows closed.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


if i heared right on the television news feed it was propably a accident after work on the installation were it happen't.
so some of the deaths are workers.

Related News Links:
www.vrtnieuws.net


[edit on 31-7-2004 by Banshee]




posted on Jul, 30 2004 @ 05:10 AM
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Dang, didn't even hear about that yet.

I really should watch some more local news instead of foreign news I guess :@



posted on Jul, 30 2004 @ 05:14 AM
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Originally posted by thematrix
Dang, didn't even hear about that yet.

I really should watch some more local news instead of foreign news I guess :@


Or ATS. They're damn good at it.



posted on Jul, 30 2004 @ 09:05 AM
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The latest is that its now 15 dead and over 200 injured,


www.sky.com...



posted on Jul, 30 2004 @ 10:46 AM
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www.financetelevision.nl...

People driving on the highway next to the explosion-area at the moment of the explosion were burned by the extreme heat.
Most of the (so far) 15 victims were firefighters.

[edit on 30-7-2004 by Jakko]



posted on Jul, 30 2004 @ 11:48 AM
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Is this the start of terrorist activity in Europe?



posted on Jul, 30 2004 @ 12:24 PM
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No it's not.
There was a leak in a backbone pipeline transporting gass, and as a group of people was inspecting it, some spark or fire blew everything up.



posted on Jul, 30 2004 @ 03:56 PM
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Well if you take a look at this thread (below), there have been apparently a lot of "accidents" on different oil-installations all over the world lately. Check out Muaddibs post (post: 659213) with the list of some of them.
I think they might want to keep this silent so that the terrorists dont get that publicity they want.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



[edit on 2004/7/30 by Hellmutt]



posted on Jul, 30 2004 @ 04:22 PM
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Here is a link unfortunately only in norwegian, but there is a picture of the explosion and the headline is "Mini-Hiroshima". I could not find an english translation.

www.nrk.no...

[edit on 2004/7/31 by Hellmutt]



posted on Jul, 31 2004 @ 04:07 AM
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This is a terrible tragedy, I have found these other reports on the explosion..

www.theglobeandmail.com

Death toll in pipeline explosion may rise

Pipeline explodes in Belgium



posted on Jul, 31 2004 @ 04:08 AM
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The explosion in the industrial area of Ghislenghien, about 30 kilometers (20 miles) southeast of Brussels, happened after construction workers pierced an underground gas distribution line. Two nearby factories also caught fire.



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