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Updated: Paris 'gas explosion' kills three in city centre

Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:50 pm

There is an gas explosion in a bakery in Paris today. At least 4 people are dead including 2 Firefighters. Must be another attacks in France in just a month since another Strasbourg. Another attacks in a month means more attacks in Europe are getting worst. There is always a multiple attacks in France and Europe since 2015.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/12/worl ... osion.html
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Re: Paris Bakery Explosion kills dozen of people

Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:54 pm

A bit fast to jump to conclusions, I can imagine a bakery might use gas ovens which can become time bombs if the pilot goes out and then re-ignites after the thing has filled with gas.
 
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Re: Paris Bakery Explosion kills dozen of people

Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:55 pm

Two people, not a dozen. Gas leak, not terrorism.
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Re: Paris Bakery Explosion kills dozen of people

Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:00 pm

SQ789 wrote:
There is an explosion in a bakery in Paris today. At least 4 people are dead including 2 Firefighters. Must be another attacks in France in just a month since another Strasbourg. Another attacks in a month means more terrorism in Europe are getting worst. There is always a terror attacks in France and Europe since 2015.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/12/worl ... osion.html


Seriously, read more carefully the news before posting. That gas explosion is bad enough without trying to make it a terrorist attack......
 
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Re: Paris Bakery Explosion kills dozen of people

Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:19 pm

I didn't even read the article, I saw the words explosion and bakery and remembered working at a pizza place where the owner was too cheap to get the broken oven fixed. Every once in a while there would be an explosion with flames blowing out of the thing every which way. Sort of a safety hazard. Makes me wonder how many cheap owners like that exist in the world.
 
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Re: Paris Bakery Explosion kills dozen of people

Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:24 pm

Well, that escalated quickly.

People have died, and rather than checking the story, you’ve rushed here to claim those evil Islamists are at it again. I’m afraid your bias is showing, and it’s not pretty!
 
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Re: Paris Bakery Explosion kills dozen of people

Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:37 pm

you don't get a second chance to make a first impression!
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Re: Updated: Paris 'gas explosion' kills three in city centre

Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:53 pm

Living in New Jersey where most homes and businesses that prep food use natural gas or in some more rural areas, propane, we see these explosion events happen a couple of times a year. They can be very devastating, wood framed homes turned to matchsticks, often fires which ruin the rest. I recall a couple years ago a restaurant in NY City that had an illegal gas connection that blew up and caused similar damage. Perhaps a leak due to moving equipment, improper installation, use of illegal flexible piping (like used with home stoves in the USA), an illegal connection, all could have been factors here.

Per the linked article, apparently someone smelled the chemical (like of rotten eggs) additive in the gas in it to let people know there is a leak of such gases. Firefighters were at the site before the explosion and 2 firefighters and one tourist from Spain were killed when the explosion occurred. I guess as this happened at 9 AM local time on a Saturday, it probably wasn't noticed until too late or if the store occupied, they delayed calling or it was such a large leak it was too late to stop it. Hopefully no more deaths and injuries from this, but it looks like several buildings are damaged beyond repair. Of course,give the acts of terrorism in Paris and other cities in recent years it is no wonder some thought this was another act of terrorism.
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Re: Updated: Paris 'gas explosion' kills three in city centre

Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:24 pm

A boulangerie (bakery run by a licensed boulanger, making its own bread) should have someone making baguettes at 4 or 5am at the latest, unless it was closed for some reason, but on a Saturday, at this period where people buy lots of galettes des rois (kings cake), that'd be surprising.
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Re: Updated: Paris 'gas explosion' kills three in city centre

Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:33 pm

As for terrorist attacks, very few bombs have been involved, in fact bombs were more common decades ago rather than nowadays, authorities have probably gotten great at spotting people buying certain items, reading instructions online, or would be bombers are less smart and don't manage to make them, or blow themselves up.

During the November 2015 Paris attacks, last time bombs were actually used, they killed 1, aside from the 4 suicide bombers themselves. Very ineffective.
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Re: Updated: Paris 'gas explosion' kills three in city centre

Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:18 pm

SQ789 wrote:
There is an gas explosion in a bakery in Paris today. At least 4 people are dead including 2 Firefighters. Must be another attacks in France in just a month since another Strasbourg. Another attacks in a month means more attacks in Europe are getting worst. There is always a multiple attacks in France and Europe since 2015.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/12/worl ... osion.html


I’d love to know how you’ve reached the conclusion that it was a terror attack?

Do you have insider knowledge? If not, I think you need to pull your head in.

Gas blasts happen from time to time, usually a fault nobody had noticed until too late. :( when you smell the gas, it’s already very dangerous.
 
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Re: Updated: Paris 'gas explosion' kills three in city centre

Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:44 pm

One of the problems in this modern in world is that a lot of things are just plain old. The water, gas, electrical phone and sewer systems are well over a 100 years in many cases. Appliances, especially those related to gas and electricity also get old and need replacement. Combine the two and you do get problems. There is some good news - mobile phones are replacing outdated phone systems, especially in homes. Gas appliances have ditched the pilot light.

But we still have antiquated systems all over the country. Gas explosions, flooding from ruptured water pipes, etc. That's the costs of living in the "modern world".
 
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Re: Updated: Paris 'gas explosion' kills three in city centre

Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:51 pm

Ken777 wrote:
One of the problems in this modern in world is that a lot of things are just plain old. The water, gas, electrical phone and sewer systems are well over a 100 years in many cases. Appliances, especially those related to gas and electricity also get old and need replacement. Combine the two and you do get problems. There is some good news - mobile phones are replacing outdated phone systems, especially in homes. Gas appliances have ditched the pilot light.

But we still have antiquated systems all over the country. Gas explosions, flooding from ruptured water pipes, etc. That's the costs of living in the "modern world".


Gas appliances used in commercial businesses haven't ditched the pilot light, but they will automatically try to relight when they go out.

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