Bomb just went off in Salford Quays

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Anybody else just hear/see that?

It was really loud even from my house about a mile away. Got down there asap to find that some chavs have blown up one of the cast iron bins there, a bench about 50ft away had been smashed to splinters and some of the shrapnel had punched a few holes clean through the concrete wall of the building just across the pavement from the blast.

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Exciting end to tonight anyway!
 

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No chance, it didnt smell like potassium permanganate does, smelled much closer to gunpowder. Very phospherousy smell and thick black chalky residue on everything rather than a whiteish powder...
 
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Very much doubt that feral scum have the knowledge to make and detonate a bomb, they most probably strapped a few fireworks together. After all, it's coming around to that time of year again.
 
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No chance, it didnt smell like potassium permanganate does, smelled much closer to gunpowder. Very phospherousy smell and thick black chalky residue on everything rather than a whiteish powder...

Yes, because no-one has ever taken a firework apart and used a basic knowledge of chemistry and easily accesable products [gunpowder from shotgun shells, etc] to make it a bit tastier. :rolleyes:

Mate of mine in deaf in one ear thanks to a 'Bonfire night special' he made, and he's one of the more careful people I know when it comes to Making Things Go Boom In Fun Ways.
 
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That's the damage done to a bench a good 40 feet away from the bin's starting point ;o
 
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As in, a variety of modern day cartridge powders used in various military firearms? Pwnt.

That would be Nitrocellulose-based powder, Cordite, Ballistite or Black Powder (which is not gunpowder).

Gun powder hasn't been used in military firearms in active service in a looooooooooong time.
 
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