Photos And Videos: Deadly Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

18 04 2013
In this Instagram photo provided by Andy Bartee, a plume of smoke rises from a fertilizer plant fire in West, Texas on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. An explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco Wednesday night injured dozens of people and sent flames shooting high into the night sky, leaving the factory a smoldering ruin and causing major damage to surrounding buildings. (AP Photo/Andy Bartee) MANDATORY CREDIT: ANDY BARTEE

In this Instagram photo provided by Andy Bartee, a plume of smoke rises from a fertilizer plant fire in West, Texas on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. An explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco Wednesday night injured dozens of people and sent flames shooting high into the night sky, leaving the factory a smoldering ruin and causing major damage to surrounding buildings. (AP Photo/Andy Bartee)

A massive explosion hit the West Fertilizer Co. plant some 18 miles north of Waco, Texas on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

CNN reported that:

“The Wednesday night blast shook houses 50 miles away and measured as a 2.1-magnitude seismic event, according to the United States Geological Survey”.

At least 160 people were injured in this massive blast.

So far they are not sure how many people were killed but at least up to 15 people were reportedly killed including two emergency medical personnel.

West Mayor Tommy Muska forewarned on Wednesday night:

“There are a lot of people that got hurt. There are a lot of people that will not be here tomorrow.”

This explosion is far more greater than the ones in Boston during the marathon on April 15, 2013. (Please click the here for the photos and videos of the Boston Marathon tragedy)

“It was like a nuclear bomb went off,” said West Mayor Tommy Muska.

It is said that 10 to 15 buildings have been totally demolished and probably 50 homes were heavily damaged.

People expect more to be found dead because this is a very big one and some people might still be trapped in collapsed buildings.

Yahoo News reported that, Texas Public Safety Department spokesman D.L. Wilson said about half the town, about eight to 10 blocks, had been evacuated and that “we might even have to evacuate on the other side of town” if winds shifted.

The cause of the explosion is not immediately known.

It is really sad and scary to see another huge explosion just two days after the ones in Boston.

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GE13:Should BN Politicians Who Are Not Chosen As Candidates Support PR?

18 04 2013

Barisan Nasional’s leader, Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Sri Mohammad Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak has announced the BN’s candidates for the coming 13th General Election.

I’m sure that the chosen ones are happy to have been chosen but I’m not sure if all of the BN’s politicians who are not chosen as candidates are happy for their teammates and will still work hard for the party during the campaign period.

It is a pity that when this happens, there are politicians who had not been nominated as candidates will sabotage their teammates and even vote for the oppositions as a revenge.

That is indeed a very bad thing to do and they will not gain anything by doing so.

Imagine what will they feel if others do that to them later and what will happen if the oppositions win the election.

And when that happened, sometimes BN lost in the election as in some cases during the 12th General Election.

But some politicians are very selfish and only think about themselves; not their party, the people or their country.

Before the nomination day, they told people that the oppositions will destroy the country and when they are not chosen, some will talk bad things about BN, sabotage their teammates or campaign for the oppositions or even join the oppositions parties together with their supporters.

Of course they must be sad because they feel that they have worked very hard and done very well and deserved to be nominated as a candidate but adults always tell children like me, we cannot always get what we wanted.

As I wrote earlier, revenge won’t bring any good to the party and politicians must be faithful to their party if they think that their party is the best to lead the country.

My advice to those politicians is to work hard for BN as if they were the candidate themselves to make sure that BN wins in the coming general election.

Maybe in the next general election, they will be chosen as candidates and the candidates whom they helped before, will campaign and vote for them.

As the idiom says, ‘a friend in need is a friend indeed’.

Sometimes I wanted something from my mother and she promised to give it to me the next day but something happened and I only receive them months later.

I was sad and sometimes I complained and I cried but my mother keeps on telling me that but Allah knows better what is the best for me; and for the same reason Allah knows best why things happened the way they happened.

Maybe there will be certain problems that will happen that the other person cannot face or solve but the nominated politicians could.

We should be thankful to all the things that Allah gave us and understand that Allah is always watching us.

It is good enough to be a politician and be able to work for the country; in fact one can still help others even if one is not in power.

After all we cannot get everything in this world just for us alone; so please be an honest and responsible politician.

Stop doing silly things and stop behaving like little children, remember, there’s no fool like an old fool.

That is why we should not vote PAKATAN RAKYAT!

Vote for BARISAN NASIONAL!








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