China - Huge, huge mystery explosion in Tianjin, Northern China, 12 Aug 2015

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  1. zwiebel

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  3. zwiebel

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    Initial reports veering from 50 to 100 rushed to hospital. I suspect there are many more and many dead. Early suggestions are this was some kind of chemical/oil explosion.

    This photo was from around five miles away. This was a big explosion. And that glaring mushroom cloud is disturbing.

    http://www.rt.com/news/312292-china-tianjin-massive-blast/
     

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    It's a petrol storage facility according to the bbc.

    "A massive explosion has hit China's northern Tianjin with scores of people injured, reports say.

    The explosion reportedly occurred at about 23:30 (15:30 GMT) at a petrol storage station at Tianjin's Binhai New Development Zone. The cause is unknown.

    Pictures and video footage shared on social media appear to show a number of people wounded by the blast."

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-33896292

    It was like an atomic bomb going off in the video on this link http://www.rt.com/news/312292-china-tianjin-massive-blast/

    I expect many people injured and unfortunately fatalities.
     
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    This Norwegian man on twitter has by far the most information.

     

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    Sporky The fork is mightier than the spoon.

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    That is indeed really scary.
     
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    Thanks Zwie ! So scary.
     
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    I swear, when I saw those videos I didn't know if I should head to my cellar with supplies!
     
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    We think alike then. Anything from China or Korea sends me scampering for supplies.
     
  12. zwiebel

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    It was seen from space.

    There are many casualties. I am seeing awful photos shared on social media. :(

     

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    Four hundred people? :please:
     
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    Sporky The fork is mightier than the spoon.

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    Yes beware of looking up tweets as some have photos of injured people. And I'm sure there are going to be lots more posted.
     
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    The state-run news agency says 50 taken to hospital.

    I'm not there so I'm not arguing, but Chinese State media has a reputation for being extraordinarily slow and cautious with any breaking news. As though they are waiting for approval?

    Others at the scene are putting injured figures much higher.

    http://ktla.com/2015/08/12/massive-explosion-rocks-northern-chinese-city-of-tianjin-video/

    ETA: I see that link says the explosion was caused by a single shipping container?
     
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    gngr~snap Verified Professional Pediatric Nurse

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    Images from Twitter... For those that don't have access.
    Wow!

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    Hmmmm ... Fox news FINALLY reported on it just now. Not much info being given yet.

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