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Explosion Near Taipei Main

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Explosion Near Taipei Main

Postby Tony the Tiger » 27 May 2012, 20:39



Was anyone else there today? It happened around "bu-xi-ban street" so some of you fellow teachers might have been there too. I have Sunday morning classes so I was only a few stores down at FamilyMart when the explosion happened. As I was paying, I heard this big ass BOOOOM. I thought maybe they were doing construction in the building and something really really heavy had been dropped. I didn't even realize it was an explosion till afterwards.

A few minutes later, the sirens started blaring and the rescue services arrived. Smoke was bellowing and some of the windows in the buildings were blown out. They were using the ladders and cherry picks to get people out of the buildings.

I was quite impressed with the speed and efficiency of the emergency services. Kudos to the fire department, our tax dollars at work.
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Re: Explosion Near Taipei Main

Postby Super Hans » 27 May 2012, 20:54

I was quite impressed with the speed and efficiency of the emergency services. Kudos to the fire department, our tax dollars at work.


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Re: Explosion Near Taipei Main

Postby Steviebike » 27 May 2012, 21:42

FUUUUUUUUUUU!

Man that guy was so lucky.
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Re: Explosion Near Taipei Main

Postby tommy525 » 27 May 2012, 23:53

big as a bomb ! so lucky no one hurt. Needless to say that kind of explosion can kill anyone near enough.
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Re: Explosion Near Taipei Main

Postby Battery9 » 28 May 2012, 00:40

awesome that nobody was hurt. It was from a loose gas pipe in a pasta restaurant in Hankou street, Ximending. That area is usually busy!
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Re: Explosion Near Taipei Main

Postby Tony the Tiger » 28 May 2012, 17:17

Yea that guy was lucky as hell, he was one step away from being killed.

Here's another news clip. It's got more footage of the explosion.

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Re: Explosion Near Taipei Main

Postby ceevee369 » 28 May 2012, 17:59

Tony, your street view picture links to Imagevenue - which is known to open a xxx sexchat window behind the tabs :D
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Re: Explosion Near Taipei Main

Postby finley » 28 May 2012, 18:08

Battery9 wrote:It was from a loose gas pipe in a pasta restaurant in Hankou street, Ximending.

I wonder whether gross incompetence, utter disregard for the safety of others, ignorance of basic physics, and cheapskate flexible gas pipe may have played some small part in the matter?
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Re: Explosion Near Taipei Main

Postby hetbellz » 06 Jun 2012, 10:27

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