NEW YORK (AP) -- An underground steam pipe explosion tore through a Manhattan street near Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday, swallowing a tow truck and killing one person as hundreds of others ran for cover amid a towering geyser of steam and flying rubble. New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said the explosion was not terrorism.
The RAF Fauld explosion was a military accident which occurred at 11:11am on Monday, 27th November 1944 at the RAF Fauld underground munitions storage depot.
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The London Arena (also known as London Docklands Arena) was an indoor arena and exhibition centre, on the Isle of Dogs, in East London, England. Seating capacity was up to 15,000, depending on the type of event held.
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Air India Flight 182 was an Air India flight operating on the Toronto-Montréal-London-Delhi-Bombay route. On 23 June 1985, the airplane operating on the route was blown up in midair by a bomb in Irish airspace in the single deadliest terrorist attack involving an aircraft to that date. The incident represents the largest mass murder in modern Canadian history. The explosion and downing of the c...
Docklands is the semi-official name for an area in the east of London, England, comprising parts of several boroughs (Southwark, Tower Hamlets Newham and Greenwich) in Greater London. The eponymous docks were formerly part of the Port of London, at one time the world's largest port. They have now been redeveloped principally for commercial and residential use (from Wikipedia).
The firework site and surroundings 4 hours before the explosion. Vertical aerial photos made for the Topografische Dienst Nederland for topographic mapping.
On 13 May 2000 the taking of these photographs was part of the program for the regular updates of the topographic and cartographic products of the Topographic Service.
Original scale 1 : 18 000, flying height 2700 m
Moore station would have been on the main line London to Scotland of the
London and North Western Railway Company until 1923, then the London Midland
Railway until 1948, when it was on the London Midland Region of British Railways.
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