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- in commemoration today of the 150th Anniversary of The London Underground
I have recently viewed a screened reconstruction of the tragic events
of November 18th 1987 - in which 31 people died in the ticket hall
of Kings Cross Underground Station, London - as a result of a
"jet of flame" which emanated from a "burning" wooden escalator.
The program conveyed to the viewer in explicit detail how - immediately following
‘the event' - the authorities went to great lengths to eradicate the cause/s due to
possible terrorist / arsonist activity - and then resorted to consulting with scientists
at Oxford University - utilising 3D modelling techniques - to try to understand -
the cause/s of the fire and subsequent "jet of flame".
The conclusion that the scientists came to - baffled both themselves and the
authorities but subsequent live experiments in the original setting & simulations of
same & scaled reconstruction of ‘the event' - proved conclusively that the "jet of flame"
incident had happened as the 3D modelling scientists had predicted in the virtual world.
This effect has been named the "trench effect" - and all fire authorities
on earth have since been familiarised with its characteristics - and within
9 months all wooden staircases were replaced with metal equivalents.
ALL political, scientific and expert discussion - after the event however - as well as ‘the event' itself - could have been prevented had a five year old child been asked the question - "which will catch on fire first - a wooden or a metal escalator ? - and appropriate preventative 3D modelling simulation enacted - on a what if basis - utilising the very best practice as exemplified by the Leonardo Deluge animation, Guernica and V for Vendetta - as a precautionary measure - in consideration of the very fact that ALL LINES of the underground pass through Kings Cross Station as well as hundreds
of thousands of commuters each and every day of the week."
As is no doubt the case worldwide - politicians are preaching to us all - that we need to travel more and more by public transport but unless the film camera ACTION of assuming responsibility is taken now - similar undoubtedly preventable events will happen apart from those seemingly un-preventable events described by Colin Mason in his 2030 Spike books. ONE can only imagine that the 31 spirits of those that perished in this incident - will in some way be comforted by the multitude of others that already 'inhabit' the London Underground system -
may they ALL rest in peace.
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