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Old Dec 11th 2005, 6:10 am
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4517962.stm

Doesnt look good from the description...

And now this:
"Several other neighbours said they did see a plane go into the depot."

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Old Dec 11th 2005, 6:32 am
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Fox News has just picked it up. Video from Sky. BBC World Service coverage streaming from bbc.co.uk.
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Old Dec 11th 2005, 8:24 am
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Police are describing it as an accident and a plane crash has been ruled out.

It's at an old fuel depot and casualties are being described by ambulance services as minimal.
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Originally Posted by Den13
Police are describing it as an accident and a plane crash has been ruled out.

It's at an old fuel depot and casualties are being described by ambulance services as minimal.
Hopefully they're not describing it in the same way they described the 7th July attacks as power failure for the first few hours!

Terrorism (and let's all pray not) or accident, our thoughts go to the people affected.
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Hopefully they're not describing it in the same way they described the 7th July attacks as power failure for the first few hours!

Terrorism (and let's all pray not) or accident, our thoughts go to the people affected.

Definately not a plane........ just an accident.
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My brother's new house is about 2 miles from where the explosion was. He slept through the whole thing though, as he didn't get home until 5am, and was pissed out of his skull. Not much damage to his house, although he says it's like the middle of the night there. His ex girlfriend's flat suffered a lot worse he said (blown out windows, front door knocked off its hinges).

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Oh well, $2 odd a gallon was nice while it lasted
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Originally Posted by rushman
Oh well, $2 odd a gallon was nice while it lasted
Its unlikely that our fuel is supplied from Hemel.
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Originally Posted by basementwaj
Definately not a plane........ just an accident.
Amazing that only 43 people were injured, and no fatalities. Satellite pictures are pretty scary aren't they?! I would not like to be the person put in charge of sorting out the insurance claims for that one!
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Originally Posted by Angry White Pyjamas
Its unlikely that our fuel is supplied from Hemel.

You think GWB cares where its from if he can screw another buck a gallon out of the gullible?
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Old Dec 11th 2005, 5:43 pm
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I would not like to be the person put in charge of sorting out the insurance claims for that one!
I would. Could screw a few quid out for myself!!
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Old Dec 11th 2005, 5:43 pm
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You think GWB cares where its from if he can screw another buck a gallon out of the gullible?
Such a cynic. He's there for the good of the people dont'cya know.
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Old Dec 11th 2005, 5:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Angry White Pyjamas
Such a cynic. He's there for the good of the people dont'cya know.

There's a coincidence. I mention the word "Gullible" and then theres the evidence
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Old Dec 11th 2005, 6:10 pm
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Originally Posted by rushman
There's a coincidence. I mention the word "Gullible" and then theres the evidence
Oh Im sorry. I thought you said "Gulliver" as in Land of the Little People etc.
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Old Dec 11th 2005, 6:19 pm
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They say it's done 6 million quids worth of improvements to Hemel.
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