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Explosion and Power Failure in Giralang?

By LSWCHP 2 September 2013 4

About 10:30 pm last night (Sun 1-Sep) I was heading for bed when I heard a loud explosion and we lost power for about 30 seconds. The bang was loud enough to wake up my kids, who all normally sleep like logs.

I called the Belco cops, and they said they’d had a brief power outage as well, and would investigate.

Are there any other Giralang or perhaps McKellar based Rioters who heard the bang or lost power and have any idea of what happened?

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Rollersk8r 9:45 am 03 Sep 13

Didn’t hear any explosion but assumed we had an outage – had to reset some clocks. Have heard plenty of random explosions in the past though. Along with Harley Davidsons and burnouts they make up some of the splendid sounds of nature we know and love in Giralang.

Spiral 8:32 am 03 Sep 13

FioBla said :

Al Qaeda for sure.

Bin Laden did have a similar problem except in his case the power went off then there were a couple of loud bangs.

FioBla 4:10 pm 02 Sep 13

Al Qaeda for sure.

Grrrr 3:42 pm 02 Sep 13

Can’t comment directly on last night’s power outage.. However, not long ago several suburbs in the inner north lost power late at night. I heard a really loud bang as the power went off here, though I don’t believe I was near the centre / cause of the outage.

I understand that the power distribution lines have fuses that trip open with quite a loud bang, and a problem elsewhere can cause these to trip. Perhaps that’s what we both heard?

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