Blast fails to drop part of power station.
For more than three hours local people had waited, hands shoved deep into jacket pockets against a biting wind, clamouring for the best vantage points to witness the much-hyped “controlled” explosion that promised to level the old Alcoa power plant in Anglesea, Australia.
About half an hour after midday local time, a series of sirens rose above the rustle of swaying trees. A spark exploded inside the building as two steel structures on either side of the plant crumbled to the ground in a thunderous collapse.
But the reward for patience was poor for anyone hoping to witness a massive six-storey building blasted out of existence. Most of the building remained upstanding.
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