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Demolished tower falls in the wrong direction, cuts power to 4000 homes

Stuff blowing up. Always exciting, right? You know, a dilapidated building that needs demolishing, that kind of thing. All fun, except when the tower you're blowing up... falls in the wrong direction.

You know, a landing-on-live-power-lines-and-damaging-an-electrical-outhouse kind of direction. Cutting off power to 4000 homes. And did we mention they had kids nearby watching the event? Well, that too.

As you'll see from the footage below, the 83 foot 'Mad River Power Plant tower' in Springfield, Ohio topples into live pylons, sparks jolting out as the crowd scream and run for their lives.

"It just started leaning the other way and I thought, 'Holy cow' - It was terrifying for a little bit," fireman John Roeder said. But why did it happen? It seems there was an undetected crack in the side of the tower, which forced it the wrong way. As for the town's blackout, that knocked out traffic lights and even caused a road accident.

Still, with that crack in it in the first place, it's probably a good idea that the got rid of the blasted thing. Check out the shocking clip below...