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    Unhappy Gas explosion kills 10 Firefighters

    ATH (near Brussels, Belgium°
    This morning during constructionworks on a industrialplant a major gaspipeline was hitt.
    The FD and police were called and while firefighters began to set out a perrimeter, a huge explosion took place. Once the fire was under control, 15 firefighters were missing.
    Till now 10 dead firemen are identified, 5 remain missing.
    More then 100 injured people are in hospital for treatment.
    Drivers passing on the highway nearby, were taken to the hospital with minor burns.
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    S**T

    My thoughts and prayers will be with them today. Hopefully they will find some survivors.
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    Kia Kaha Zippo.

    From New Zealand our thoughts are with our Belgium Brothers and Sisters.

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    we will remember them.
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    Unhappy

    Rest in peace brothers.
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    They haven't specified how many of the dead are Firefighters & Cops...inevitabley a lot...by the nature of the job...

    Rest in peace all of you.

    I am going over to Belgium for a day trip on Wednesday, I'll drop in at a Firehouse near where I am to offer condolences.
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    Missing! Never thought much about the word in my profession and here it is again.

    Missing! I know what it means and it sucks.

    "Missing"...Rest in peace brothers.

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    Rest in peace brothers my helmet comes off to you.

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    Thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones of the lost firefighters and civilians and all of the injured as well. This is a horrible tragedy.

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    First I wanna thank you for your repies.
    But I need to say this.
    The amount of casualties is up to 17 and they were not all firefighters.
    This was sayd in the first report, but as for now, 5 FF's one police officer and 11 civ where killed in that tragedy.
    The missing people remain missing.
    Finaly people understand that FF not only ride big red trucks, but do a job that isn't always easy.
    We don't wanna be heroes, but some of us just are.

    Steve Dude, where are you going ?
    If you ever find the time to go to De Haan, a little town at the sea, about 15 miles from Ostend you'll be more than welcome, but drop me a line first and I make sure to give you a tour at our FD.
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