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01/04/2007 11:46 PM ID: 59340 Permalink   

Family BBQ Explodes, Blows Up Island

 

Residents of a small Caribbean island may have thought Armageddon was upon them when a peaceful barbecue suddenly went horribly awry. As the gas powered device ran, some of the fuel apparently ignited.

The result was horrendous, with the ignition sending vast walls of fire upon the tiny, but densely populated island. The town's 1014 inhabitants desperately took cover, with many jumping into the ocean to escape the inferno.

When the smoke cleared, nearly half the island was in ruins. Close to 350 people were hurt, but incredibly, there were no fatalities.

 
  Source: www.metro.co.uk  
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Look at the source. There is an amazing shot of the island after the accident.
 
  by: ixuzus     01/05/2007 01:03 AM     
  Wh..  
 
What the heck? How much gas do they use!?
 
  by: velger   01/05/2007 01:36 AM     
  LMAO  
 
That picture in the source is funny. If I lived there, which I wouldnt because that place looks incredibly vulnerable, I think Id try to get imposed some sort of fire retardent law ... then prolly get my ass sued off when it causes all sorts of diseases after 20 years, 20 long years with no fires no doubt.
 
  by: AccessG     01/05/2007 02:24 AM     
  *falls out of chair*  
 
LMFAO!!! Priceless!! I love it!! This just made my day!
 
  by: DesertRebel   01/05/2007 03:09 AM     
  ROFL  
 
I wouldnt want to live there at all! I mean..its so tiny. 350 people live on it? Gosh.
 
  by: Illuminated_Night   01/05/2007 03:52 AM     
  Wow!  
 
Either thats one heck of a small island, or they really take cooking their meat seriously!
 
  by: Bob Shinoski   01/05/2007 05:40 AM     
  what gas  
 
did they use nitrogen or something? WOW.
 
  by: darkrom666   01/05/2007 03:33 PM     
  @illuminated Night  
 
Not 350, over 1000 people live there. 348 were hurt. It's not just the explosion that caused the damage but the fact that after the gas cooker blew up, the fire just went from hut to hut since they are in such a close proximity to each other. I still can't see how people laugh at a picture that shows hundreds of people homeless and hurt. Luckily everyone survived.
 
  by: confed   01/05/2007 03:37 PM     
  WOW  
 
What I wouldnt give to live in a place like that... Fishing for food... But Id take the lonely house thats connected to the Island by the bridge...
 
  by: swordfizh   01/05/2007 09:56 PM     
  I looked at the source...  
 
How come the big white house at the top didn't burn up?
 
  by: cavador   01/07/2007 01:02 PM     
  *shock*  
 
why the hell would you use that much gas, were they trying to do it or just wanted their food cooked quicker
 
  by: x_krissi_x   01/07/2007 05:42 PM     
  @darkrom666  
 
er.. nitrogen doesn't burn... it's used as a fire retardant..

I doubt the blast was all that big. Probably enough to immediatly destroy one shack, then the fire went on to consume half of the island. With how close those buildings are crammed together the only surprise is that the whole island didn't burn
 
  by: Dedolito     01/13/2007 04:05 AM     
  The Picture  
 
looks like the houses have slid to the bottom of the island.

Did anyone have wind at the time by any slither of a chance?
 
  by: captainJane     02/09/2007 11:28 PM     
 
 
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