Graham Farrington writes:
“Some form of explosion on Merrion Street about 10 minutes ago directly outside Lolly & Cooks.. manhole blown about 10 ft in the air...”
Thanks Freddy B
The Van that exploded at Baggotrath Street, Dublin [next to Merrion Hotel and across from government buildings] Dublin before lunch today and video from the scene. The hotel was also damaged in the explosion. Gardai and the Fire Brigade attended the scene. No causes as yet.
(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)
Video: Mark Sugrue
Long Lane, Dublin 8, this morning (top) and the blaze last night (above)
“Gardai were alerted by the Fire Brigade last night after a blaze was spotted on Long Lane, it is reported that witnesses also reported hearing a loud bang. The Army also attended the scene and a number of houses along Long Lane were damaged…”
(Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland and Alan Bennett)
Damn! Huge explosion at East Harlem, New York. A building just completely exploded and collapsed. More reports coming pic.twitter.com/E1gN1uWOPj
— Gautam Trivedi (@Gotham3) March 12, 2014
Neighbors: We've been smelling gas "for weeks." One reported dead in East Harlem building collapse. http://t.co/RdpshuRX0P
— Mashable (@mashable) March 12, 2014
Filmmaker Chris Cairns’ innovative commercial for Shwartz Flavour Shots featuring the combined talents of musician MJ Cole and pyrotechnician Paul Mann, whose explosions inside bags of peppercorns, cardamom, turmeric, paprika, cumin seeds, ginger, chilli and coriander are synched to the music.
Explosive Ordnance Squad arriving at Bray Dart Station following an explosion this morning at 8:15am!!! twitter.com/SOC300/status/…
— Stephen O’Connor (@SOC300) March 6, 2012
From Irish Rail:
At 8.09am this morning, after the DART driver had entered the driver’s cab of the 8am Greystones to Malahide DART service, the detonators in the driver’s kit bag exploded. The driver was injured. There were no other injuries.
The train was taken out of service at Bray as there was damage to the cab, and to allow for investigation of the incident. The emergency services attended the scene, and the driver was treated in hospital for his injuries, which includes assessment of impact of the incident on his hearing, and stitches to his hand.
Detonators are used in railway operations as part of the safety regime, and are placed on railway lines by drivers and other staff, and detonated by the pressure of a train passing over them, emitting a loud bang which serves to alert drivers to specific issues.
Short answer: ‘inkblots’ in the sky.
A spectacular computer-sequenced black powder “explosion event” by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang in Qatar last week.