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Sunday, August 10th, 2008

August 10, 2008: Toronto Explosion…

  Woke up this morning to the news that there has been a huge explosion on the north side of Toronto.  Apparently a propane park (of some sort).  The video on YouTube (many of them) is just incredible.  Reports are that the explosion was felt 10 km away.  A number of injured people and likely several deaths.  The fire that engulfed the area afterwards looks to be fairly large.  (images pulled off YouTube)

Toronto Explosion –

From the news:

Massive explosion in North Toronto, Ontario
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Posted on Sunday, August 10, 2008 8:01:40 AM by xcamel

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The explosion seen from the Keele Overpass Image: Michael Gil.

A large explosion has been reported at a propane depot in northern Toronto on Keele Street, near the Highway 401, at approximately 3:48am EST. The cause is currently unknown.

A person who was 10km from the explosion told Wikinews that "my house shook 10 km away. The sky was rumbling every few seconds."

A user on YouTube named "wolfshades" said that "we don’t know whether the explosion was chemical or by virtue of its proximity to the Toronto Airport if a plane had crashed."

It is not yet known if the event caused any injuries, although Michael Gil, a contributer to the photo sharing site Flickr, said that "people are hurt."

Large numbers of police are on the scene to keep people away from the explosion.

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