National Geographic Channel Seconds From Disaster

Season 1 Episode 3

The Bomb In Oklahoma City

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jul 20, 2004 on National Geographic
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The Bomb In Oklahoma City
On the 19th of April 1995, crude explosives packed in a truck, parked in the Murrah Federal Building, Oklahoma, goes off. It turned the occupied building into rubble, killing 168 people, including 19 children under the age of 5. Investigators explain how the bomb was traced back to its maker within hours of the disaster. And of how a simple bomb could cause the whole building to collapse. And with the use of unique computer simulations, viewers are shown how the bomb brought down the building, millisecond-by-millisecond. The episode also answers the question of whether the tragedy could have been prevented.moreless

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