It felt ‘like a bomb went off’, those who saw the deadly Texas explosion ripping through a fertilizer plant say. A video taken by a father several meters from the scene captures his child screaming ‘Daddy, please get out of here, I can’t hear!’
The blast injured over 172 people; dozens are feared dead. The explosion leveled local residents’ homes, shaking doors and sending shockwaves across the community.
"It was like a nuclear bomb went off," a man who was looking for a lost relative on Willie Nelson Road told KVUE.
"There was a huge shock wave," said Mark Licknovsky, who works at the Czech Stop less than one mile away, told the station.
“I don’t know exactly what happened. I just know once Joyce and I got down there… we were on the corner of the nursing home – I jumped out and started….and went to that store, and people were just saying ‘What can we do?’ It was just like, ‘I don’t know!’ But we started pulling them [out] and they started getting people in there to help and they ran down that hall, which was totally blown up…oh God…,” a survivor of the disaster shared her experience with RT.
"That’s when we knew something was serious." Local resident Keith Williams said his house was completely destroyed.
"All the ceilings are out. The windows are out. The brick’s knocked off the house. My big garage out back is half blowed in," Williams told ABC News Radio.
EU on high alert as Germany accepts Ebola patients 2014 07 30
A German hospital has agreed to treat Ebola patients amid widespread fears of a possible outbreak of the deadly disease in Europe. Over 670 people have already been killed by the disease in West Africa with doctors struggling to control the epidemic.
A German hospital in Hamburg agreed to accept patients following a request from the World Health Organization (WHO), Deutsche ...
Bolivia declares Israel terrorist regime 2014 07 30
Bolivia has declared Israel a “terrorist state” and revoked a visa exemption agreement with Tel Aviv in protest at the ongoing Israeli attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip.
The move "means, in other words, we are declaring (Israel) a terrorist state," President Evo Morales said during talks with a group of educators in the city of Cochabamba ...
Pagan Traditions: Mysteries of medieval graffiti in England’s churches 2014 07 30
Medieval graffiti of straw kings, pentagrams, crosses, ships and "demon traps" have been offering a tantalising glimpse into England’s past. What do the pictures reveal about life in the Middle Ages?
A project to record the graffiti, which began in Norfolk, has now been rolled out to other areas and is gradually spreading across England.
Armed with just a torch and a ...
More Gigantic Holes Appear in Siberia’s ’End of the World’ 2014 07 30 Is it the end of the world in Siberia’s ’End of the World’?
Scientists suspect not, but they’re still investigating the strange and alarming holes that are swallowing up the Siberian north.
This week two new holes have been discovered, and with similar characteristics as the first reported hole: a very deep shaft with smooth sides, debris surrounding the rim, and water ...
BLACKLISTED: The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist 2014 07 30 The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government document obtained by The Intercept.
The “March 2013 Watchlisting Guidance,” a 166-page document issued last year by the National Counterterrorism Center, ...