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Large explosion in central Paris (gas leak)

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Oct 29, 2017
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#6
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It happened around 20 minutes ago, the size of it looks way to big to be anything but a car bomb.

80,000 police were due to be on duty this weekend as the yellow vests were planning another large scale protest, so it could be them or another group taking advantage of the opportunity
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#13
Shit that doesn't look good. Stay safe this weekend Paris Era, with all the yellow jacket stuff going on this is gonna be a helluva weekend.
 
Oct 27, 2017
399
#26
I really hope that the early reports are right and that this is a gas explosion. I'd hate for paris to have to deal with an attack at a time like this.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,198
#29
People watch too much news nowadays.
Yup.
Gas explosions can flatten entire buildings, depending on how much gas was able to accumulate before being ignited.
Like, if gas slowly seeps into the rarely used basement, and even then, it's heavier than air (cmiiw) and often the particular "gas smell" is disguised by the musky old-basement smell. - The gas might remain undetected for days / weeks.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,969
#30
Can't edit the first post

It happened around 20 minutes ago, the size of it looks way to big to be anything but a car bomb.


80,000 police were due to be on duty this weekend as the yellow vests were planning another large scale protest, so it could be them or another group taking advantage of the opportunity
Please, don't do this. Don't speculate wildly without any concrete proof. It only serves to make people afraid.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,330
#32
This looks like an awful accident. I hope the casualty count is low.

Man, we visited an apartment in that street last week, and told ourselves this wasn’t really the area we were looking for.
 
Oct 26, 2017
2,800
Dunedin, New Zealand
#33
Can't edit the first post

It happened around 20 minutes ago, the size of it looks way to big to be anything but a car bomb.

80,000 police were due to be on duty this weekend as the yellow vests were planning another large scale protest, so it could be them or another group taking advantage of the opportunity
Awful speculation right here.
 
Oct 26, 2017
766
United Kingdom
#36
Can't edit the first post

It happened around 20 minutes ago, the size of it looks way to big to be anything but a car bomb.

80,000 police were due to be on duty this weekend as the yellow vests were planning another large scale protest, so it could be them or another group taking advantage of the opportunity
C'mon man, there was a gas leak in the UK last year - it flattened an entire building so gas leaks can do incredible damage.

Your post is nothing but baseless speculation.
 
Oct 26, 2017
1,197
#38
Fuck's sake :/

What a tragedy. Paris and Parisians don't deserve to have something like this happen to them.

I hope casualties are minimal.
 
Oct 27, 2017
4,003
Austria
#41
Please don't encourage it anyway
I don't see it as encouragement. A sad statement of fact. They are going to use this, like they use every tragedy that can be twisted to fit their world view.

Reminds me of when a gas leak caused an explosion near my old flat. Terrible stuff, and even though it was pretty high up, people were incredibly disrespectful by inventing theories about the "true" origin.

I hope everybody pulls through.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#44
Can't edit the first post

It happened around 20 minutes ago, the size of it looks way to big to be anything but a car bomb.

80,000 police were due to be on duty this weekend as the yellow vests were planning another large scale protest, so it could be them or another group taking advantage of the opportunity
oh fuck oh fuck this is fucking insane!!!!

do we have any more information on this?? stay safe everyone!
 
Oct 27, 2017
5,562
Seattle
#49
Can't edit the first post

It happened around 20 minutes ago, the size of it looks way to big to be anything but a car bomb.

80,000 police were due to be on duty this weekend as the yellow vests were planning another large scale protest, so it could be them or another group taking advantage of the opportunity
Gas leak explosion in Seattle a couple of years back:


New York: