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Photos: New Jersey’s Boardwalk Fire Aftermath

This aerial photo shows aftermath of a massive fire that burned a large portion of the Seaside Park boardwalk, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. (AP Photo/The Asbury Park Press, Bob Bielk)

This aerial photo shows aftermath of a massive fire that burned a large portion of the Seaside Park boardwalk, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. (AP Photo/The Asbury Park Press, Bob Bielk)

Two New Jersey beach towns devastated by Superstorm Sandy will once again need to rebuild, after a fast-moving fire reduced dozens of businesses along the towns’ boardwalk to rubble.

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About 100 fire fighters remained on the scene on Friday, putting out hot spots.

The fire that started at a frozen custard stand in Seaside Park on Thursday moved several blocks into neighbouring Seaside Heights.

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Colorado Flooding Leaves Three People Dead

In Colorado, heavy rains and scarring from recent wildfires sent walls of water crashing down mountainsides early Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 causing flash floods.

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At least three people were killed and another person is still missing.

The flood toppled buildings and stranded motorists.

Three cars fell into the creek when the bridge on a business access road at Highway 287 and Dillon Road at the Broomfield and Lafayette border collapsed.

Access to the mountain community of Lyons has been completely cut off because of by the flood.

The rains transformed Boulder Creek, into a raging torrent that spilled over its banks and flooded adjacent parking lots and streets.

St. Vrain River has also overflowed.

The city of Boulder and some other towns along the Front Range of the Rockies were especially hard hit as flood waters came down from the rain-soaked mountainsides.

The flooding was reported all along the Front Range, from Colorado Springs to north of Fort Collins but Boulder County was hardest hit, with up to 6 inches of rain falling over 12 hours.

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Photos: Fire Rages Along New Jersey Boardwalk

On Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013a massive fire rages along several blocks of boardwalk and businesses in a New Jersey shore town that was still rebuilding from damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.

Photos: New Jersey’s Boardwalk Fire Aftermath

KYW reported that the fire started at Kohr Brothers frozen custard shop on the FunTown Amusement Pier around 2:15 p.m. ET. 

AP reported that more than three hours after the fire started in the vicinity of an ice cream shop, television footage showed flames still leaping into the sky and thick black smoke covering a stretch of the coastline.

About 20 businesses have been burned and damaged over six blocks. 

As reported by CNN, the fire was still burning along Ocean Terrace Avenue between Stockton Avenue and Lincoln Avenue Thursday evening.

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Photos: Cute Liliger Cubs At the Novosibirsk Zoo, Russia

A month old liliger cub walks in Novosivirsk Zoo in Russia on June 18, 2013. (AP Photo /IInar Salakhiev).

A month old liliger cub walks in Novosivirsk Zoo in Russia on June 18, 2013. (AP Photo /IInar Salakhiev).

These liliger cubs are so cute.

The cubs’ mother is a liger which is half lioness and half tiger, named Zita while their father is Sam a lion.

They live in the Novosibirsk Zoo in Russia.

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Photos: Deadly Flood In India 2013

Torrential monsoon rains had caused landslides and bad flood in the northern state of Uttrakhand, India.

At least 100 people were killed.

The flood and landslides washed away roads and nearly two dozen bridges and demolished 365 houses and partially damaged hundreds of others.

Nearly 63,000 people were still stranded.

The flooded Yamuna river caused flood in some area in New Delhi.

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Photos: At Least 1 Killed And 77 Injured in La. Chemical Plant Explosion

GEISMAR, La. -- A ground-rattling explosion Thursday at a chemical plant in Louisiana ignited a blaze that killed one person and injured dozens of others, authorities said. Witnesses described a chaotic scene of flames as high as 200 feet into the air and workers scrambling over gates to escape the plant.

GEISMAR, La. — A ground-rattling explosion Thursday at a chemical plant in Louisiana ignited a blaze that killed one person and injured dozens of others, authorities said. Witnesses described a chaotic scene of flames as high as 200 feet into the air and workers scrambling over gates to escape the plant.

A ground shaking explosion has occurred in Louisiana chemical plant at about 8:37 a.m. on Thursday morning.

The plant is in an industrial area of Geismar, a Mississippi River community about 20 miles south-east of Baton Rouge.

At least one died and seventy-seven others were injured in the explosion.

Police identified the man killed as  29-year-old Zachary C. Green, of Hammond.

The massive explosion started a fire shooting 100 to 200 feet in the air.

The plant which belongs to  Williams Companies Inc., makes ethylene and propylene.

Even after the fire was extinguished, the thick black smoke still rose in the air above the plant.

Here are some photos of the incident …

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Pressure Cooker Bombs Suspected In Boston Marathon Explosions; Why?

posterThe bomb explosions in Boston during the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 had killed 3 people while more than 170 others were injured. (Please click here for the photos)

It is very sad to read about another mass killing in the United States of America.

The victims were eight years old Martin Richard, of Boston, twenty-nine years old Krystle Campbell, of Medford and a Chinese lady identified by the Shenyang Evening News as Lu Lingzi.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation or FBI investigating the area found a mangled pressure cooker and a torn black bag that the FBI said were part of a bomb.

Associated Press reported that FBI believes that at least one bomb and possibly both were built using pressure cookers as the superstructure, black powder or gunpowder as the explosive and ball bearings and nails as additional shrapnel.

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Boston Marathon bomb scene pictures taken by investigators show the remains of an explosive device. REUTERS

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Boston Marathon bomb scene pictures taken by investigators show the remains of an explosive device. REUTERS

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Boston Marathon bomb scene pictures taken by investigators show the remains of an explosive device. REUTERS

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Boston Marathon bomb scene pictures taken by investigators show the remains of an explosive device. REUTERS

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Boston Marathon bomb scene pictures taken by investigators show the remains of an explosive device. REUTERS

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Boston Marathon bomb scene pictures taken by investigators show the remains of an explosive device. REUTERS

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Boston Marathon bomb scene pictures taken by investigators show the remains of an explosive device. REUTERS

This image from a Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security joint bulletin issued to law enforcement and obtained by The Associated Press, shows the remains of a pressure cooker that the FBI says was part of one of the bombs that exploded during the Boston Marathon. The FBI says it has evidence that indicates one of the bombs was contained in a pressure cooker with nails and ball bearings, and it was hidden in a backpack. (AP Photo/FBI)

This image from a Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security joint bulletin issued to law enforcement and obtained by The Associated Press, shows the remains of a pressure cooker that the FBI says was part of one of the bombs that exploded during the Boston Marathon. The FBI says it has evidence that indicates one of the bombs was contained in a pressure cooker with nails and ball bearings, and it was hidden in a backpack. (AP Photo/FBI)

This image from a Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security joint bulletin issued to law enforcement and obtained by The Associated Press, shows the remains of a black backpack that the FBI says contained one of the bombs that exploded during the Boston Marathon. The FBI says it has evidence that indicates one of the bombs that exploded in the Boston Marathon was contained in a pressure cooker with nails and ball bearings, and it was hidden in a backpack. (AP Photo/FBI)

This image from a Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security joint bulletin issued to law enforcement and obtained by The Associated Press, shows the remains of a black backpack that the FBI says contained one of the bombs that exploded during the Boston Marathon. The FBI says it has evidence that indicates one of the bombs that exploded in the Boston Marathon was contained in a pressure cooker with nails and ball bearings, and it was hidden in a backpack. (AP Photo/FBI)

It has evidence that indicates one of the bombs that exploded in the Boston Marathon was contained in a pressure cooker with nails and ball bearings, and it was hidden in a backpack, the FBI said.

Anyway they still didn’t know who did it and why.

FBI agent in charge in Boston, Richard DesLauriers said there had been no claim of responsibility for the attack.

It is very irresponsible for the ones who did this because they killed and hurt lots of innocent people for nothing.

I wonder why must people did this and for what reason?

If they are angry about something or demanded something, they should not use violence and caused so much trouble and sadness to other people.

If everybody who are unhappy about something, uses violence to get what they wanted, the world will not be a safe place to live in anymore.

Two wrongs will not make one right.

The people who did this must be adults because I do not think that children could do all these.

It is sad that adults who should be caring, responsible, protective, careful and ‘should behave like an adult’ have the heart to do all these for whatever reason.

There is no fool like and old fool, an adult should behave like an adult and protect the children and not hurt them.

I’m very sad and sorry for the victims, their families and friends especially to the family of Martin Richard, the youngest who was killed.

I hope that the adults in this world will learn to be responsible and behave like one.

Do not be proud of violence and street demonstrations because it will only destroy us all.