Waco Explosition

United States
April 18, 2013 2:18pm CST
My sister lives 60ty miles from Waco. It sounds like a bad explosion just as bad as the Oklahoma explosion. That was the town that experienced the David Koresh Waco fire. He still had followers so I am wondering if any of them were still there in Waco. I think I would move after this.
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@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
18 Apr 13
Fertilizer has been used in several bombs the most famous were the University of Wisconsin Madison in the 1970 and in the Oklahoma City Bombing. The chemical components are very explosive.
• United States
19 Apr 13
I don't remember the one in Wisconsin but at that time I was working and didn't have a radio or T.V to watch. I do remember the Oklahoma one. I might drive by there when I go to Oklahoma in June. We used to go to the building or walk by it all the time when I was little.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
19 Apr 13
It was a crude but powerful bomb. You mix either diesel fuel or glycerin to produce a bomb. Very dangerous and unstable at least that is what the papers reported at the time.
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
19 Apr 13
Hi, It is understandable that an explosion could happen in a fertilizer factory with all the explosive chemicals inside. A small fire could trigger the explosion, fertilizer with its explosive components of Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium makes for a deadly combination. Terrorists has been making fertilizer bombs for decades and I think they must be thinking right now, "there goes our bomb." Place tons of them is a stockpile and a thermonuclear explosion is likely to occur if the wrong button is pressed. In our place, there is this biggest LPG depot right on the edge of town with millions of liters of the flammable liquid inside, a good hit from an RPG or one careless action of the people inside, with the oil depot containing gasoline, aviation fuel and crude oil only three hundred meters away,an explosion happening there, the Waco fertilizer bomb would pale in comparison.
• United States
19 Apr 13
It makes one think twice about living close to one. Even though I am on the opposite side of town where ours is I may still be too close.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
18 Apr 13
This is so horribly sad. Doubly horrible after the Boston Massacre. I am so sorry that it happened and so many injured
• United States
19 Apr 13
I have a feeling someone was careless.
• United States
18 Apr 13
I remember Waco Texas during that time. It was an awful thing that happened. Maybe there are some people from that time still there now. Who knows?
• United States
18 Apr 13
Finally watched T.V. long enough to see it on the news. I am sure there are people who are still there that remember 1993. I was just wondering if there were any Davidians still there as several people were saved from that fire and were planning on continuing the cult. He had promised that he would come back in three days because he believed that he was Christ.
@robspeakman (1705)
18 Apr 13
I think all the signs point to a tragic accident. Not been a good week for the US
@flowerchilde (12520)
• United States
30 Apr 13
Oh my, I'm glad your family and relations were ok. Yes, they sure have had their share of disaster!
@rubyroy (824)
• India
23 Apr 13
Pray for peace to exist and trust to defeat mistrust.Let us join in trust to fight terror.
@AmbiePam (48139)
• United States
21 Apr 13
The explosion was very bad in Texas, I saw that. It probably was as big as the Oklahoma City bombing back in 1995. However, the explsion in OKC took the lives of almost 200 people. So in regards to human life the Oklahoma City bombing was worse. I remember feeling the blast of the OKC explosion. I was miles away. I can remember that day as clear as ever. Watching the explosion in West, Texas I was absolutely amazed. Just the sight of it was incredible.