I think a different storyline should have been used, which would give the right 'shock' effect to the public and appeal to soap haters like meself ...
The old Weatherfield Colliery has had a build up of methane gas and there is a lot of it, but since the Colliery was closed and filled in some 70 years ago, the gas has remained trapped and insitchoo and has posed no danger, but 7 miles away at the side of the M62 Quadgrilla are in a field 'fracking'
After drilling down, they drill sideways, thinking they are going South under Cheshire, but because of a software fault, they are actually drilling East and unbeknown to them, their drill enters the old workings of Weatherfield Colliery and the methane gas and residual air mix, is just right for perfect combustion (explosion
Outside of the fracking site, lots of angry weirdo's are fighting with the police, because Quadgrilla have announced that they are ready to explode there first underground bomb, in order to frack the rock and release the gas and after the explosion takes place and for the first few minutes afterwoods, nothing happens and just as the boss of the fracking site is on live television, giving a statement to the media, with his hard hat and suit on, saying that the 'fracking' as been successful and they are waiting for the first gas to come through, there is a rumble and the ground starts to shake and an old weirdo's shouts out "a towd thi, frackin causes earthqwakes"
and at that the well head blows off and flame shoots out three hundred feet into the air and the epicentre of the explosion is directly under Weatherfield and Coronation Street and the surrounding streets are shaken to the ground, as fissures open up in the ground with flames shooting out of the ground, the cataclysm, makes Weatherfield sink down by 50 ft and the explosion as caused a soonami on the Manchester Sip Canal and this torrent of water engulfs what is left of Weatherfield and everybody is killed except for Ken Barlow, teflon Ken and what is left of Coronation Street now remains at the bottom of the man made lake, caused by the explosion
As the title music starts to play on the last ever episode of Coronation Street, the ghosts of Ena Sharples, Mini Caldwell and Martha Longhurst appear in the sky above Weatherfield and they are laughing