Massive ammunitions explosion in Albania
They say the first casualty of war is innocence, well sadly you tend to find that the final victims are innocent also. Throughout the World you'll find areas which having been turned into war zones, contain the reminants of wars past just ready to injure, mame or kill the unwary.
Just this week in Britain an unexploded WWII bomb was discovered on a building site in Coventry. Anyone familiar with the city will know that it was very badly damaged and in fact the discovery of this particular device hampered the opening night of a play dealing with whether Churchill allowed Coventry to be bombed in order to ensure that the Germans didn't realise Britain had cracked the Enigma code.
So, it comes as no surprise that large ammunition dumps exist, sprinkled across Europe where unexploded bombs await destruction.
However, this footage shows the devistating consequences of getting it wrong: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=13c_1205681217
Final figures for injuries and in particular deaths are bound to increase as the hillside was home to many residents, Police & Army personel.
You'll find additional footage on the 'Liveleak.com' site, including aerial footage of the area covered. There is literally a burnt hillside and valley!
Last edited by Parris; 03-17-2008 at 03:36 PM.
Scary, that looked like a small nuclear explosion.
Damn. Remnants of the cold-war.