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Explosion in north tyneside

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by KaHn, 10 May 2006.

  1. KaHn

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    Last edited: 10 May 2006
  2. Sic

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    crikey. wonder what caused that.
     
  3. Mat

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    Crikey, the house is *gone*.

    Pity the blast didnt take those directions. Pretty sure it would have been quieter by the time it got to your house if it did. :p
     
  4. KaHn

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    Yeah but it could of used the ferry :p

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  5. InsomniaCalls

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    I did hear a faint bang now that I think of it but thought nothing of it.
     
  6. Mat

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    It would have got lost in the Fog on the Tyne... is all mine all mine... :D
     
  7. KaHn

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    Ill let you fight gazza for it, i hear he holds on to it like its his last beer and burger.

    KaHn
     
  8. ezabella45

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    What time was this?
     
  9. KaHn

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    I thought it was the demolition work going on next to me, thought nothing of it till I looked at the time.

    KaHn
     
  10. KaHn

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    KaHn
     
  11. ezabella45

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    Trust me not to see that!
    I didn't hear it, must have been out the room when Insomniacalls heard it.
     
  12. elkdanger

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    :eek:

    I've just moved into Princes Street which connects perpendicularly to Grey St. Didn't hear it though, must have left for work by then.

    Hope I can get home fairly easily tonight :( Also it's a great shame that someone died. I hope it wasn't down to the fault of the tenant, but it's a nasty way to go.

    Edit: Just looked at the time it occured - I must have passed it only minutes before the explosion :eek:
     
  13. da_mic_1530

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    yeah i heard about this at college 2day, lot of people talking about it
     
  14. Raumarik

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    gas explosion? looks a tad like it.
     
  15. volospian

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    My first guess would be gas. I remember the local VG stores blowing up in Saundersfoot years ago. The expolosion was so powerful that it blew boxes of soap powder onto the beach a good 500 yards away. There was absolutely nothing left of the building. The shock wave echoed around the village and put windows out of shops that were hundreds of yards away on different streets. I seem to remember that it even smashed the windows of the St Brides hotel which is up on a cliff overlooking the harbour. The amazing thing was that the gas engineers had just been into the building and had come out for a tea break when the fridge clicked on and a spark set the whole lot off. about 2 minutes earlier and there would have been two very dead gas engineers in the ruins.
     
  16. Rebel=UK=

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    Ah u live in River drive my mate lives there :D
     
  17. Kell_ee001

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    It's horrible when you hear about things like that but it feels even worse when it's just down the road :(
     
  18. Sp00n

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    Thats not far from my grandad's house, wonder if he heard it o_O
     
  19. Neoni

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    how old is he? probably not :)
     
  20. Sp00n

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    84... i think :/

    He's in leam lane so a good couple miles away.