Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A big explosion in Australia

Courtesy of Australian reader Snoggeramus, who kindly uploaded these video reports for us, we learn that a truck carrying more than 50 tons of ammonium nitrate (used, among other things, as a component of ANFO) exploded after an accident near a small town in Queensland.

That was an almighty great bang, all right . . . just look at those two utterly demolished reinforced-concrete-and-steel highway bridges.  Even a few 2,000-pound aerial bombs wouldn't have obliterated them that thoroughly.

According to a news report, the driver of the vehicle managed to get some distance away before it exploded.  He's quoted as saying to a policeman, “I have got a f---ing headache.”  I bet he did!



Evyl Robot Michael said...

Bada big boom

Anonymous said...

Oh, my goodness. I don't know how nobody died in that one.



KurtP said...
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Anonymous said...

This stuff needs careful handling. Look for example at the Texas City explosion back in the 1940's when an entire ship full of this stuff went up.

c-90 said...

Boom! There's always a Boom! Boom! Boom! BOOM BOOM!