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The Day After: Stories from The Oklahoman
April 20, 1995: Read this main story as it appeared in print in our online archives.

Witnesses describe reactions when blast occurred


'Things like this just don't happen here'


Some employees have no place to work


'You did not know where to run'


'It's bad; it's real bad'


'I thought it was a tornado'


Federal building security tightened


State military bases tighten security


Explosion halts business


Churchgoers turn to Bible for comfort


Churches across city offer prayers, assistance


'My bag has saved 25 lives'


Sooners take a day off


'Oklahomans are incredible people'


'My God, that had to be a bomb'


'Boy, I was just running, looking everywhere'


Schools helping students cope with tragedy


Oklahomans see world in one day


'He walked toward the light'


'We lifted up baby beds and screamed to see if anyone was trapped'


Small children victims in day-care center


'We were running out of time'


'Support and prayers'



50 Penn Place, Penn Square stores close amid bomb scare


Recovery may be slow, city psychologist says


Nursing student gets on-the-job training


Blast disrupts banking community


'It was dark, black and I was falling'


State employees vacate Capitol


President, local officials express outrage


Remington Park cancels races, 89ers postpone doubleheader


City hospitals' readiness put to test after blast


Trade show offers food, help exhibitors serve coffee, sandwiches


Utilities respond to blast


'I had to dig my way out'


Answer is 'Seek peace in heart'


Insurance specialists due to assess damage costs


City struggles with shock of deadly bombing


Governor decries explosive violence


Clinton text


'Get out of the way; there's a bomb'


'It was like a big concrete tomb'


Numerous buildings sustain damage


Helpers converge at site


City's terror bombing draws world sympathy


City struggles with shock of deadly bombing


More bad luck plagues skaters after explosion


Families wait impatiently for news about victims


Heartland easy target, McCurdy says


'Glass cuts go all the way across my face'


'Whatever it was, it was awfully cruel'


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Video: April 19, 2008 ceremony
Video: Jami Smith sings "Faith in You"


Cross-section of building



Cross-section of truck location



Aerial view of damage



Memorial chairs



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