Accident: Toulouse France
|born on||21 September 2001 at 10:21 (= 10:21 AM )|
|Place||Toulouse, France, 43n36, 1e26|
|Timezone||MEDT h2e (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||28°25' 21°41 Asc. 28°24'|
French chemical fertilizer plant explosion, considered to possibly be linked to terrorist activity. The Thursday morning blast killed 29 people. Authorities say the blast was sparked in a silo containing 300 tons of ammonium nitrate, a chemical that can be used in fertilizer or explosives.
AZF is the brand name under which Grande Paroisse, France's largest fertilizer manufacturer, sells its products. Grande Paroisse is owned by Atofina, the chemicals unit of TotalFinaElf the world's fourthbiggest oil group.
Police said they were looking into a Frenchman of Tunisian origin, Hassan Jandoubi, 35, found dead at the scene, who was known to police for Islamic fundamentalist sympathies and was involved in altercations before the blast with workers displaying the American flag in sympathy with victims of the September 11 terror attacks. Jandoubi was hired to work at the AZF plant by a subcontractor only five days before the accident.
Jim Shawvan quotes Dr. Zip Dobyns, from a former student now living in France.
- Mundane : Disasters : Accidents