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Explosion Near Toulouse.  
User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 964 times:

A friend of mine at Airbus has told me of a Large explosion near the town of Toulouse. She said the Airbus office was shaken by the blast that is thought to be at a Petro Chemical plant that makes rocket fuel. This happened at 10.20am this morning.

They have been told to stay in doors, close the windows and turn of the aircon as the air may be infected.

They have heard of some people killed but this is not confirmed.

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User currently offlineOO-AOG From Switzerland, joined Dec 2000, 1426 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 917 times:

Saw it on TV, looks really terrible. Already 10 deaths accounted and 300 injured.


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User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 909 times:

10 dead, thats very bad. At least I hope this was an accident !!

User currently offlineCathay Pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 906 times:

is it an accident or terrorist attack????


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User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2122 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 900 times:

Calm down...


Bonjour Chef!
User currently offlineEIrob From Sweden, joined Aug 2001, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 897 times:

According to the BBC, it is being reported as accidental.

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 892 times:

Like I said I hope this is just an accident. I was not trying to say it was Osama Bin Lining !!!

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 889 times:

It was the fertilizer plant that went up.....The plant that makes the fuel for the Arriene rocket is next door.


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User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2122 posts, RR: 30
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 883 times:

For those of you who can read French...a link to the article on lemonde.fr:
http://www.lemonde.fr/dh/0,5987,3208--5852460,00.html

What L-188 stated is correct. And it was an accident.



Bonjour Chef!
User currently offlineGlider From Belgium, joined Feb 2001, 297 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 824 times:

Indeed it was a chemical factory; I heard it on the news this afternoon. They also said 3 people died; but that death toll could be worse (They spoke about possibly 10 people killed).



User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1871 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 816 times:

for those who cannot read French, a few more details about the above link.
It looks as an accident, and this plant was well known as being potentially dangerous.
Authorities are talking about 10 to 15 death, and 200 people hurt.
In this case, we are very lucky, as 500 people work there. And on the other side of the road, there is psychiatric hospital. A lot of people leave around. (CIty centre is only 3-4 km away.
Blagnac airport is closed. The main reason is that during the descent, aircraft fly very close to the plant, and authoriies do not want to take a chance, with the fumes (even if they say it is non toxic)
The explosion was so strong that a lot of windows have been blown by the blast, creating some panic in the city centre.(the first reaction was to think it was the same scenario as last week in New York)
Nana...



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User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 807 times:

The plant that makes fuel for the French rockets that take off in South America?

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