Oil Depot Blast in UK

When I heard a huge bang at 6 in the morning, I told my wife that weather is getting worse as I heard a loud thunder. My window rattled a bit, but that was it. Only after hearing from my folks in India enquiring about our safety, we got to know about the blasts in the oil depot at Hemel Hempstead – which is just about 8 miles from where we live. All known friends safe, especially bloggers – Premalatha, Radhika & Praveen, who live in Hemel Hempstead. Sky is pitch dark now with fumes as I type.

Heard from my folks in India that Sun TV had reported about a “serial bomb blasts near London”.

20 thoughts on “Oil Depot Blast in UK”

  1. Chakra: You know what – I have only just found this out because of you! I, too, was woken up – my entire family was – and I was wandering around house trying to work out what could have caused the noise. The other half thought that she heard something like a scream (or some kind of firework-sounding rocket woosh) just before the bang. I am in NW London – prob about 15 miles from Hemel.

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  3. someone asked “do you live anywhere near the area where those bomb blasts happened?”
    I was a thinking of the actual bomb blasts and told him “no, I live in the area where the terrorists lived!”
    Didnt know that its publicised as bomb blasts all over in India!

  4. Good to know that you people are all safe….
    Always count on our tamil channels to jump into stories without assessing te credibility of the info….like jaya tv announced former president KRN’s death even before he died….

  5. Goodness!!
    Chakra, dinamalar la partha udanay, i immediately landed in ur blog and very relieved that u and ur family are safe.
    Take care..

  6. Truly relieved to hear that you and your family & friends are all ok Chakra. Please do keep your eyes open at all times. The right thing to do these days is probably to doubt that something is wrong. Chances are that it may be nothing, but you may not want to take a chance.

    Take care all of you.

  7. Good that you guys are doing well…

    Initially, I was also shocked (SUN TV’s role) to note that London is under attack continuously.. Later, I realised that it is not terrorist job… Take care.

  8. its high time u guys moved to cali…looks like its safer with the unpredictable earthquakes here! gud to know all are safe 🙂

  9. I read about this incident only on the Net. was fast asleep that morning. Ilford in Essex is far away from the site of the incident so i saw no smoke nor heard any explosion.

    There was a rumour that someone saw a plane flying above the depot moments before the explosion.

  10. THERE IS MOUNTING EVIDENCE THAT HERTS COUNCIL ARE ON A MAJOR LAND GRAB EXERCISE AND THEY ARE PREPARED TO BEND THE LAW INTO ANY SHAPE THEY CHOOSE TO GET WHAT THEY WANT.
    THE EXPLOSION AND HERTFORDSHIRES QUOTA FOR 6,000 NEW HOMES IN THE DACORUM AREA MAY BE LINKED. AFTER ALL, THE RESIDENT HAVE BEEN COMPLAINING FOR AGES THAT THEY CAN SMELL PETROL FUMES. LET ME PUT IT THIS WAY: YOU SMELL GAS, YOU CALL THE GAS BOARD AND THE MATTER IS TREATED WITH GREAT URGENCY AS YOUR HOUSE COULD EXPLOD. EVEN AN IDIOT (WHICH HERTS COUNCIL CLEARLY ARE NOT) WOULD ALLOW PETROL FUME REPORTS TO GO UNADDRESSED. EVEN CHILDREN KNOW THAT PETROL FUMES ARE HIGHLY INFLAMABLE AND WILL EXPLODE ALL THE WAY BACK TO THEIR SCOURCE. SO DID THE COUNCIL ALLOW AN EXPLOSION TO GET THE LAND? ITS CLEAR THE DEPOT WONT BE REBUILT AND ITS A PRETTY CONVENIENT SOLUTION TO AQUIRING MORE BUILDING LAND AT A CRUCIAL TIME FOR HERTS COUNCIL. IF YOU THINK THAT IS FAR FETCHED CONSIDER THAT THEY HAVE ‘LAND GRABBED’ BOVINGDON FIRE STATION STRAIGHT AFTER THE EXPLOSION, ALSO CONSIDER THIS: THERE ARE PLANS UNDERWAY TO SIEZE THE LAND HELD BY WENDY FAIR MARKETS IN BOVINGDON UNDER THE NEW CRIMINAL EARNINGS SIEZURE LAWS. THE DIRECTORS OF BOVINGDON MARKET HAVE BEEN ARRESTED UNDER ORDER OF HERTS COUNTY COUNCIL BY THE POLICE AND CHARGED WITH MONEY LAUNDERING BY WAY OF ALLEGEDLY ALLOWING PIRATED GOODS TO BE SOLD ON THE MARKET. THIS WOULD MEAN A HUGE LAND GRAB FOR HERTS COUNCIL. THERE IS ENOUGH ROOM FOR HUNDREDS OF HOUSES AND ENOUGH LEFT OVER FOR YET ANOTHER “ESSENTIAL” GIANT SHOPPING CENTRE.
    WHAT REALLY STINKS ABOUT THIS AMAZINGLY CRAFTY LAND GRAB IS THAT A FEW PEOPLE WHO WERE SELLING PIRATES AT THE MARKET HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH WENDY FAIR AND INSTEAD OF BEING TAKEN TO COURT SEPERATLY THEY ARE ALL GOING TO BE TRIED AS A GROUP. THIS SLY MOVE ENSURES THAT THEY ALL APPEAR TO GIVE EVIDENCE AGAINST ONE ANOTHER IN THEIR DEFENCES. THIS IS A FIRST IN BRITISH LAW HISTORY. ADD TO THIS THE FACT THAT HERTFORDSHIRE COUNCIL HAVE CLAIMED THEY HAVE 180 WITNESS STATEMENTS AGAINST THE STALL HOLDERS AND WENDY FAIR MARKETS AND YOU BEGIN TO WONDER WHY 180 WITNESSES WOULD BE NEEDED FOR ANY TRIAL WHATSOEVER LET ALONE THE HIGH TREASON OF SELLING SOME PIRATE GOODS AT A MARKET.
    IT GETS WORSE: THERE IS FACTUALLY NO COMPLAINANT AGAINST THESE PEOPLE CONCERNING ANY PIRACY OF COPYRIGHT OR TRADEMARKS YET THE COUNCIL HAVE BOUGHT A PROSECUTION. ITS A BIT LIKE SOMEONE PINCHING SOMETHING FROM YOU ANDF YOU JUST DONT BOTHER PERSUING IT AND THEN THE COUNCIL COME ALONG ARREST THAT PERSON UNDER CRIMINAL LAW AND HAVE ALL THEIR ASSETS SIEZED AND AWARDED TO THE COUNCIL. YES THEY AWARD ANY SIEZURES TO THEMSELVES. AND IT STILL GETS WORSE: BELIEVE IT OR NOT THE PROCEEDS SIEZED BEFORE PROSECUTION ARE SHARED 50 – 50 BETWEEN THE POLICE AND HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. YEP THE NEO NAZIS HAVE LANDED!

    THE COUNCIL ARE TAKING AWAY ALL THE AMENITIES
    The Pavillion GONE
    The Boxmoor Arts Centre GONE
    The Paddling Pool Gone
    The Council Closed the paddling Pool because it cost them £17,000 a year
    THE LAND GRAB AND ITS METHODS ARE TRULY AMAZING!

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