This happened 10 days ago, 19th of March, 2007 in Siberian city Noviy Urengoy. The gas pipeline 5 feet in diameter exploded.
This photo was made from the distance of 7 miles from the actual explosion place.
This is 5 miles from the disaster place.
It’s 4.00am but it’s not dark anymore. The rain of gray ashes started.
The fire is 1000 feet tall!
It’s not dark at all now.
And now in 5.00am, in the middle of Siberian winter (temperature is far below zero) rain has started!!!
Now on the site of the explosion there is a giant swamp-lake as a result of this disaster, surrounded by miles of frozen winter forests of Siberia.
No mention of this event was shown on Russian mass media. Some say that’s because of prohibition from GAZPROM, Russian gas monopolist.