Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Gas and Propane Accidents Attacks

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Propane bomb - Wikipedia A propane bomb is a type of improvised explosive device which uses commercially available bottled gas cylinders. The devices have been used in terror attacks and school bombing plots. A notable incident in which a propane bomb was used was during the Columbine High School massacre in which the two assailants ..


Year 2018

February 2, 2018 Shanghai Burning Van With Gas Canisters Crash Into Pedestrians Not Attack A van carrying six people and several tanks of explosive gas caught fire as it swerved and crashed into the sidewalk next to a Starbucks near a popular park. The crash coincides with British PM Theresa May's visit to Shanghai. Fire was caused by driver smoking cigarette inside vehicle. Daily Star headline asked if the van crash was terror vehicle and propane tank attack? named only as Chen by police, was smoking behind the wheel while transporting hazardous gas canisters “illegally”The man, a mental worker who has no criminal record, has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and illegal transport of dangerous substances, local media reported. Police have ruled out terrorism and believe it was an accident. Several pedestrians rushed to break the car window to pull out the apparently unconsciously driver Alternative theory - it looks like a clandestine attack. The driver did not give any political motive but did not explain why he illegally packed with van with exposive gas canisters, set them afire by illegal smoking, then illegally swerved into the sidewalk and ran over 18 people.

Year 2015

August 27, 2015 Motel 6 Explosion In Bremerton, Wash. Caused By Family Stepping on Gas Pipes to Escape Domestic Fight  hngn: A stepfather who stood on a gas pipe after he tried to help his stepdaughter escape during a family dispute, caused an explosion at a hotel in ...Police: Man stepped on gas line before Motel 6 explosion ... Kitsap Sun Police: Man stepped on gas line before Motel 6 explosion ... her mother, and had rented a room at the Motel 6 at the behest of her stepfather.
1 explosion, 1 vehicle attack, 1 killed, decapitated 2 arrested in Islamist terrorist attack June 26, 2015 American gas factory explodes after car smashes into a gas tanks at an American gas factory in France. A decapitated head and terrorist flags and messages were posted

1 injured, buildings destroyed May 13, 2015 Unexplained driver hits American Legion propane tank in Delhi NY; explosion causes burns  WBNG-TV - (WBNG Binghamton) A Delhi man received severe burns after his car hit a propane tank at the American Legion causing the tank to explode. Joseph Mueller, 19... crash happened Wednesday around 8:25 p.m. at the American Legion... driving a minivan when for "unknown reasons" the vehicle went off of the road and "accidentally" hit a 1,000 gallon propane tank behind the American Legion. Three storage buildings behind the American Legion were destroyed due to flames. The American Legion hall and pavilion were also damaged by the fire.

Year 2014

September 7, 2014   0 injuries, building destroyed Man Accidentally Rams Gas Meter Explosion Destroys Kentucky Hotel  A Kentucky hotel was destroyed in an explosion Sunday, after a driver "accidentally" drove into a gas meter, authorities said. 

1 house, 1 car destroyed May 16, 2014 May 2014 Car With Parking Brake Off Rolls Into Garage, Gas Meter Explodes In Calabasas, California a neighbor’s car was parked on the hill apparently without its parking brake on rolled down the hill, crashed into the garage of a man named Brandon and knocked the gas meter loose, triggering the explosion. There were no injuries, but the house was a total loss.

May 12, 2014 Cop Shot Before New Hampshire Home Exploded A police officer with two teenage daughters was shot and killed while responding to a domestic dispute in New Hampshire Monday that ended with the home blowing up

3 buildings destroyed, 40 damaged April 25, 2014 North Bend WA Multiple Building Explosion In North Bend, Washington an explosion rocked a gas station and flattened or severely damaged 3 other buildings. Over 40 buildings nearby were damaged, some condemned. The cause under investigation might have been gas from a newly installed line. Since the blast was at 3 in the morning there were no injuries, even as a baby across the street was covered in shattered glass

Year 2013
Mysterious Propane gas explosions in SW Conn. September 17, 2013

July 8, 2013 Driver Accidentally Drives Around Barrier and Rams Massive Propane Tanks Behind Virginia K-Mart Teen driver Hunter Minor loses control in a low speed parking lot behind a K-Mart. To avoid hitting the ditch, he swerves behind the barriers protecting six massive submarine style propane tanks. He hits one of the large tanks, and runs as a leak causes a massive evacuation as a massive explosion and fire is averted. He is charged only with reckless driving.

Condo complex, school affected after car hits gas meters ...Orange County Register Jul 30, 2014 - At around 10:15 a.m., the Orange County Fire Authority received a report of a car hitting the 12-unit Clifton complex and a row of gas meters ...

July 30, 2013 Blue Rhino Propane Plant Blows Up Explosions destroy the Blue Rhino propane refilling gas plant in Tavares Florida. At least 8 were injured, five critically

May 20, 2013 UK: Was fatal Newark blast caused by father trying to fit new central heating?
 Retired company director died alongside his daughter-in-law Blast destroyed terraced house in Newark, Nottinghamshire Leslie Rourke, 71, and daughter-in-law Jeanette Rourke, 40, were killed
Jeanette's husband Nick, 42,  remains in hospital A huge explosion which killed two people could have been caused by an amateur plumber installing new radiators. Leslie Rourke, 71, was helping his son, Nick, renovate his central heating system when the blast reduced the mid-terrace house to rubble.

Year 2012

UK: Oldham gas explosion: Andrew Partington admits to cutting gas pipes to his home which destroyed 4 homes UK Daily MailNov 28, 2012 - Unemployed father of six, 27, admits cutting gas pipes in his home which ... survey the scene of the explosion where four houses once stood.

Aug. 29, 2012. Sunny Valley Road in New Milford. Anthony Fratino III is killed in an explosion from a liquid propane gas leak in the basement, Fratino and the home's owner, John Wilkinson, were investigating an odor of gas when an unidentified ignition source set off the catastrophic explosion that demolished the home...gas leak was caused by an open, abandoned liquid propane gas line that had not been properly capped some nine years earlier when a gas dryer was removed.

Sept. 10. 2012. 67 Wopowog Trail house, Shelton. An unsecured propane gas line resulted in the explosion that critically injured three men, including two gas company workers hooking up new tanks for propane gas..found that a line that once supplied gas to a dryer in the basement was not secured and gas was pumping into the basement. He shut off the line and aired out the house. ...ignited the pilot light. The explosion followed.

2008-2012 Before the incidents in Shelton and New Milford, there hadn't been a residential propane gas explosion in about four years in this SW Conn

Year 2010

 ‎Saturday, May 1, 2010 2010 Times Square car bombing attempt - Wikipedia That would have created an explosion that would then have in turn set off the propane and the fertilizer. A cell phone and wristwatch recovered from the vehicle may have been intended as separate timing/triggering devices. The maker of the "bomb" incorrectly surmised that the urea/sugar mixture fertilizer would work like ...
March 9, 2010 Gas Pedal Confusion Rams Propane Tanks at K-Mart In Camarillo California, a 78 year old driver Patricia Oakman Ashbrook accidentally hit the gas pedal of her Toyota Avalon in reverse, damaging three cars. Then she shifted into drive at full throttle, accidentally ramming a rack of filled propane tanks which did not explode. A shaken and shocked witness described hearing "squealing and the crunching, like she was doing 80 to 90 mph". Officers blamed the driver as the car checked out with no problems.

Year 1999

April 20, 1999  The Bombs: The Columbine Guide-Eric Harris & Dylan Klebold Sue Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold planned Columbine primarily as a bombing. The timers were set to begin with the eruption of two big propane bombs in the cafeteria at 11:17 a.m. That was the start of "A" lunch, the maximum human density anytime, anywhere in the school on any given day. Maximum body count. Eric and ...Columbine High School massacre - Wikipedia When the cafeteria bombs failed to explode, Harris and Klebold convened and walked toward the school. Both armed, they climbed to the top of the ... Officials speculated that Klebold went to the cafeteria to check on the propane bombs. Harris shot down the steps at several ... ‎April 20, 1999 At last we know why the Columbine killers did it. Slate Apr 20, 2004 - Klebold boasted on video about inflicting "the most deaths in U.S. history." Columbine was intended not primarily as a shooting at all, but as a bombing on a massive scale. If they hadn't been so bad at wiring the timers, the propane bombs they set in the cafeteria would have wiped out 600 people.