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Date: 05/09/07 02:13 AM

79 Responses to Firecracker Factory Explodes

  1. Profile photo of HolyDiabl0
    HolyDiabl0 Male 18-29
    112 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 1:11 am
    Link: Firecracker Factory Explodes - Firecrackers! Everywhere!
  2. Profile photo of Lyannovitch
    Lyannovitch Female 18-29
    262 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 2:23 am
    It was actually a firework factory, so it had all sorts of firework. This is really old though! It happened something like 4-5 years ago. Lots of houses were burnt and some people died. It happened in Enschede, The Netherlands.
  3. Profile photo of rattler201
    rattler201 Male 18-29
    79 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 2:28 am
    Holy crap. Haven`t seen that before, so still, holy crap.
  4. Profile photo of Moenkie
    Moenkie Male 18-29
    312 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 2:54 am
    holy poo
  5. Profile photo of Dukit
    Dukit Male 13-17
    78 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 3:12 am
    Until the thing exploded I was thinking `I wish i had a firework that does that!`.
  6. Profile photo of crump199
    crump199 Male 18-29
    139 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 3:28 am
    greatest 4th of July... EVER!!!
  7. Profile photo of earthshone
    earthshone Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2007 at 3:38 am
    the camera man was ducking like he was saving private Ryan. lol
  8. Profile photo of lemurarmy
    lemurarmy Male 18-29
    349 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 3:40 am
    reminds me of apocalypse now, like napalm.
  9. Profile photo of Mani-Jac
    Mani-Jac Male 40-49
    805 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 3:47 am
    Like Lyannovitch said it happened in Enschede , the Netherlands, on May 13, 2000. Some stupid a$$ company was allowed to store tons of fireworks in the middle of a residential area. The fire led to an explosion that killed about 25 people and almost a thousand persons injured. The biggest blast was heard as far as 60 kilometres from the scene. About 2000 homes were damaged or destroyed.
  10. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
    4246 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 3:53 am
    Yikes! It`s like a war`s being fought in the suburbs.
  11. Profile photo of Trinsec
    Trinsec Female 18-29
    19 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 4:18 am
    Whoo. Yeah, old news. That happened in a town about 100 miles away from mine. Wasn`t in the country at that time though, but still. Wow.
  12. Profile photo of ruthless1990
    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    May 9, 2007 at 4:25 am
    people died?
    it seems to me to no longer have the "funny" factor
  13. Profile photo of ZenDragon
    ZenDragon Female 18-29
    229 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 4:30 am
    Smart.
  14. Profile photo of Vikstar
    Vikstar Female 18-29
    399 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 4:44 am
    I remember when that happened - it flattened tons of houses. Having seen the destruction on the news I`m suprised (but relieved) that only 25 people died.
  15. Profile photo of efst
    efst Female 30-39
    327 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 4:45 am
    Holy crap you couldn`t even see the fireworks through all that smoke.
    The aftermath must of been hell.
  16. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
    2372 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 5:21 am
    Holy poo!
  17. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
    2372 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 5:22 am
    ^^^
    Hey!...I didn`t say "poo" I said "poo"!
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    manorrd Male 30-39
    2372 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 5:22 am
    ^^^
    What the drat!!
  19. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
    2372 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 5:23 am
    Hey...I didn`t say drat! What is this poo!
  20. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
    2372 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 5:23 am
    ^^^
    Hey!...
  21. Profile photo of efst
    efst Female 30-39
    327 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 5:39 am
    Manorrd......
    you sound like a little girl saying "drat and poo.
  22. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
    2372 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 5:55 am
    ^^
    drat you!!!
  23. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
    2372 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 5:55 am
    ^^
    Hey....
  24. Profile photo of efst
    efst Female 30-39
    327 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 5:55 am
    Lol
  25. Profile photo of efst
    efst Female 30-39
    327 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 5:58 am
    I maybe laughing, but if i was in your shoes i would also be pissed.
  26. Profile photo of BABY_BEAR
    BABY_BEAR Female 18-29
    1396 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 6:11 am
    i was gonna say shame it wasnt at night but obviously no firework display is worth 25 ppl killed. Wait...no.
  27. Profile photo of lewisc007
    lewisc007 Male 18-29
    286 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 6:21 am
    old yes, but still humerous. especially when the main blast goes off an the camera man craps himself.
  28. Profile photo of eleutherarch
    eleutherarch Female 13-17
    1003 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 8:59 am
    Boom.
    `Nuff said.
  29. Profile photo of Pyro_Raver
    Pyro_Raver Male 18-29
    284 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 9:34 am
    Heh neat, its always interesting to see fireworks stores, transport trailers, ect. go off.
  30. Profile photo of benjbenj
    benjbenj Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2007 at 9:34 am
    25 people killed. That`s entertainment...
  31. Profile photo of Kanashii
    Kanashii Female 13-17
    359 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 9:55 am
    o_o Wow, the roar from that must have been deafening...

    Anybody got a translation of what was said at the end?

  32. Profile photo of benjbenj
    benjbenj Male 30-39
    916 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 10:07 am
    Translation: "You are now seeing slow-motion footage. It clearly shows the true power of the last explosion: the roofs are literally blown off the houses."
  33. Profile photo of Dakkar
    Dakkar Male 18-29
    1256 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 11:00 am
    "I think its stopping, I think its slowing down."

    *BOOM*

    "Maybe not..."


    This sort of thing was bound to happen sometime, I wonder if it ever happened before.

  34. Profile photo of siny_toy_gun
    siny_toy_gun Female 13-17
    267 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 11:19 am
    it started sounding like popcorn towards the end

    lol.

  35. Profile photo of RyanF701
    RyanF701 Male 18-29
    2486 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 12:39 pm
    Yep, some people died, including the cameraman which isn`t that hard to figure out judging by the end of that video :P
  36. Profile photo of mntlmstrbtr
    mntlmstrbtr Male 30-39
    737 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 2:14 pm
    how many times is this going to be reposted? Just curious. We should start placing bets.
  37. Profile photo of ranon
    ranon Male 18-29
    295 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 3:21 pm
    two questions really.
    1. What was that big rocket that went off in the middle of the tape. it looked like a cruise missile.

    2. What happened to the cameraman. Was he killed? Could somebody speaking the language confirm.

  38. Profile photo of ranon
    ranon Male 18-29
    295 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 3:22 pm
    ok, seeing the comments, guess that answers my second question.
  39. Profile photo of thetoastking
    thetoastking Male 18-29
    625 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 3:25 pm
    dratING CENTURIES OLD
  40. Profile photo of blackmind
    blackmind Male 13-17
    696 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 4:06 pm
    Ive always wanted to see a firework factory explode :-P
  41. Profile photo of bluesmiley
    bluesmiley Female 18-29
    15 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 4:13 pm
    We had one blowe up a few years back, just 20 miles outisde of town near Kilgore, TX. It was a family run store/factory. I can`t remember what set it off, but all inside died. I think there was one or two members of the family who were home that day that escaped it. Thankfully around here the firework places have to be outside the city limits and away from residential. A few years later the remaining family rebuilt and continue to make and sell fireworks.
  42. Profile photo of benjbenj
    benjbenj Male 30-39
    916 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 4:27 pm
    Ranon, you can find more information on http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Enschede_fireworks_disaster. The camera man, Danny de Vries, survived. He was working for a local TV station and happened to be there when all hell broke loose.
  43. Profile photo of ozp2004
    ozp2004 Male 13-17
    17 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 4:41 pm
    is it bad that my first reaction was "this would look so much cooler at night"?
  44. Profile photo of knucme
    knucme Male 30-39
    18 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 5:09 pm
    Happy New Year!
  45. Profile photo of meepdude
    meepdude Male 13-17
    273 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 5:14 pm
    Does anyone else notice that the first comments are always negative ones?
  46. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2697 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 5:37 pm
    wow this is old.
  47. Profile photo of RyanF701
    RyanF701 Male 18-29
    2486 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 5:41 pm
    "
    Ranon, you can find more information on http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Enschede_fireworks_disaster. The camera man, Danny de Vries, survived. He was working for a local TV station and happened to be there when all hell broke loose."

    Hmm, this is the first time i`ve seen a disagreement between Snopes and Wikipedia. I remember reading on Snopes a while back and it said he died after that last explosion, gonna have to go re-check.

  48. Profile photo of cbritt84
    cbritt84 Male 40-49
    67 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 5:49 pm
    now THAT`S a finale!!!
  49. Profile photo of larajunky
    larajunky Female 40-49
    1832 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 5:55 pm
    YAY!!!!! :)
  50. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 6:00 pm
    whoa... looks like war to me
  51. Profile photo of shiggin
    shiggin Female 13-17
    1470 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 6:14 pm
    HOLY drat
    Wtf r u video taping this for? RUN FOR U FREAKEN LIFE!


    I betcha it was Hitler`s revenge...on people

  52. Profile photo of Spartano3
    Spartano3 Male 13-17
    234 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 7:17 pm
    FAKE! lol
  53. Profile photo of kittenpants
    kittenpants Female 30-39
    124 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 7:40 pm
    what`s with all the reposts today? )-|
  54. Profile photo of Sweet_Tooth
    Sweet_Tooth Male 18-29
    308 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 7:52 pm
    I also thought it was kinda funny and cool until I read the comments about the injuries, death, and damages. That`s gotta suck, but man that was a cool explosion.
  55. Profile photo of gregdaniels
    gregdaniels Male 18-29
    25 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 8:25 pm
    Quite a grand finale. Beats my church`s annual fireworks display by AT LEAST a little bit.
  56. Profile photo of bambii311
    bambii311 Female 13-17
    333 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 8:40 pm
    That`s actually one of my greatest fears. And I am now triply afraid of a fireworks factory exploding. Fack.
  57. Profile photo of lyonartime
    lyonartime Male 18-29
    260 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 8:42 pm
    the earth wont go out with a bang......YA FRICKIN RIGHT!!! if a factory used for palyful explosins does THAT then i cant wait till a bomb factory goes off!
  58. Profile photo of RyanF701
    RyanF701 Male 18-29
    2486 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 10:26 pm
    "if a factory used for palyful explosins does THAT then i cant wait till a bomb factory goes off!"

    They probably had millions of fireworks in there, I dont think they would put that many bombs together in one spot.. if one DID blow up though, that`d be quite a sight. I dont`t think the damage would be spread out much farther than the blast radius since the bombs or missles wouldnt go flying around like fireworks do.. or maybe they would, someone go and try it, and then video tape it.

  59. Profile photo of Prowler2885
    Prowler2885 Male 18-29
    425 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 10:43 pm
    Holy crap!

    First off, that must`ve been loud; second off, it`s a freaking miracle that the cameraman survived after two heavy explosions like that. As well as the camera footage.

    I could imagine how it would`ve looked if it happened at night.

  60. Profile photo of truth_b_told
    truth_b_told Female 13-17
    9 posts
    May 10, 2007 at 12:49 am
    OMG! I`ve been wondering for a while what a fireworks or firecracker factory would look like exploding. Well, now I know. =]
  61. Profile photo of slurba
    slurba Male 13-17
    132 posts
    May 10, 2007 at 2:48 am
    Who else thought judgement day from the terminator?
  62. Profile photo of Neagle
    Neagle Male 30-39
    1407 posts
    May 10, 2007 at 3:27 am
    I just knew it was not a good idea for the cameraman to stand on the roof top edge to get the best shot. I rather surprised the camera survived the blast wave. If he did not hit the "dirt" both the cameraman and the camera would have been toast.
  63. Profile photo of swtdreams285
    swtdreams285 Female 18-29
    1408 posts
    May 10, 2007 at 3:16 pm
    It makes it less enjoyable to know innocent people died that day, but other than that, it was some display!
  64. Profile photo of kph155
    kph155 Male 13-17
    528 posts
    May 10, 2007 at 5:28 pm
    My God, 23 people dead......but what an explosion at the end O_O
  65. Profile photo of xelous
    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    May 10, 2007 at 5:49 pm
    Boom...

    Love watching the slow motion shock wave of a big blast like that.

  66. Profile photo of xBLiTZKRiEGx
    xBLiTZKRiEGx Male 13-17
    92 posts
    May 10, 2007 at 7:24 pm
    lmao, it started dying down, and then just BOOM.
  67. Profile photo of lacker239
    lacker239 Male 13-17
    319 posts
    May 10, 2007 at 8:19 pm
    aaawesome
  68. Profile photo of linkcma
    linkcma Male 18-29
    302 posts
    May 10, 2007 at 9:07 pm
    boom.
  69. Profile photo of brutalnz
    brutalnz Male 30-39
    1386 posts
    May 11, 2007 at 4:10 am
    WOW
  70. Profile photo of JAK-STEEL
    JAK-STEEL Male 13-17
    1364 posts
    May 11, 2007 at 8:35 pm
    cool
  71. Profile photo of teph2112
    teph2112 Male 13-17
    650 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 12:20 am
    some1 scrweed up big time :P
    And this is why there are no smoking signs =D
  72. Profile photo of bluethen
    bluethen Male 13-17
    617 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 11:05 pm
    It`s a popcorn factory you fool!
  73. Profile photo of bwhite12
    bwhite12 Female 18-29
    35 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 1:02 am
    Ka-boom! It looked like the guy died though.
  74. Profile photo of Mbirdgurl
    Mbirdgurl Female 13-17
    920 posts
    May 14, 2007 at 8:35 am
    lol that`s so cool
  75. Profile photo of marijekuis
    marijekuis Female 18-29
    2 posts
    May 15, 2007 at 10:40 am
    this is NOT funny! At least 14 people died and hundreds of people became homeless. About 200 pets died. A whole block of house is vanished, like there was a nuke bomb or something. 3 people are still "missing", apparently they blew up, 2 of them were firemen.
  76. Profile photo of aznsensayshn
    aznsensayshn Male 13-17
    129 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 3:19 pm
    i`m gonna get a bunch of fireworks and do that now.
  77. Profile photo of aznsensayshn
    aznsensayshn Male 13-17
    129 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 3:19 pm
    lol @ manorrd
  78. Profile photo of butifulangel
    butifulangel Female 13-17
    21 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 12:42 am
    holy poo
  79. Profile photo of butifulangel
    butifulangel Female 13-17
    21 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 12:44 am
    y does IAB turn the words $|-|iT and fu(k to poo and drat??
    its weird...

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