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Old 11 December 2005, 12:32   #1
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All that Petrol gone!!!

60 million gallons to be exact!!! Would have kept a few outboards running a while!!!

Seriously though considering it is probably the biggest explosion of it's kind since the end of WWII I can't believe just how lucky people were. Probably the fact it took place at 6am on a sunday helped a lot.

Only 2 people badly injured - hope they pull through - it could have been so much more.

I see the BBC are asking for people to send in their pictures and videos from their mobile phones. Amazing how quick the press change their tune - only 3 years ago the BBC and the rest of the media were saying how camera mobiles should be banned and loads of leisure centres etc were taking them off people!!!
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Old 11 December 2005, 12:46   #2
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Well that should keep the fog off London this evening then. Reports on the Radio of panic fuel buying I wil just nip up the chippy via the petrol station and top the car up ready for next week
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As Cod says it was very lucky that it occured on a sunday morning at 6am. Could have been alot worse.
I hope there isnt a petrol shortage, was planning on giving the rib a blast over the Christmas period -haven't been out since September 24th

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Did any ribbers hear it??? Apparently even people in france heard the rumble!!!
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I live near Reading in a place call Binfield, i heard it and wondered if it was thunder at first, then i thought how strange thunder in these conditions.......then fell back to sleep
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that must have been some bang!! Binfield is a long way away!
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We heard it. Been under a massive black cloud all day - created a really weird lighting effect. And my office (in Hemel) is damaged apparently.
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My wife was on a flight that landed at Heathrow at 08:20 after being stacked for 30 minutes & she said it looked like a nuclear cloud, but didn't clear.
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I hear doors where blown off their hinges 40 miles away???
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Don't normally have to "Panic" buy. But the tank in Kohaku is empty at the moment and I've got empty fuel tanks in th cars.
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