Tianjin China Massive Explosion in port city forms Mushroom Cloud

Posted: August 12, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Series of explosions in Tianjin, northern China, caused a huge mushroom cloud and triggered shockwaves that could be felt miles away Footage circulating online appears to show a massive explosion in China’s northern Tianjin. Reportedly caused by flammable cargo, videos from the scene show a dramatic fireball exploding near the site of a fire. The official Xinhua news agency said the blast happened at around 11:30 pm (1630 GMT), when a deafening bang was heard as plumes of flame lit up the sky, scattering dust dozens of metres into the air. It is still unclear what buildings and how many people were affected by the explosion, but one man filming was blown off his feet by the force. Tianjin hospital says 100 casualties have already arrived, many with severe burns. Tianjin is a major port and industrial area to the south-east of the Chinese capital, Beijing



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