Massive Explosion Rocks Chinese Port City

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    Update (via Bernama): TIANJIN EXPLOSIONS KILL AT LEAST 42, INJURE OVER 400

    Two powerful explosions at a "dangerous materials” warehouse jolted China's northeastern Tianjin on Wednesday night, leaving at least 42 people dead, including nine firefighters, and over 400 wounded.

    The incident happened before midnight on Thursday; netizens on China-Twitter such as Weibo posted images of the blasts which resembled a huge mushroom cloud.

    More than 1000 firefighters and 143 fire engines were dispatched to the scene since last night and massive rescue efforts were underway, the Tianjin Fire Department said on its official Weibo account.

    Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for an all-out effort to save the injured while Premier Li Keqiang vowed a thorough investigation and open and transparent information disclosure to the public, Xinhua news agency reported.
    (via AP)...

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    Saw this news last night. It was a huge explosion. Tianjin is a very large city that I visited in 1995 and 2000. Good friends live there and I hope they are all right. I expect they are as they do not live near the port facility. Watch how strong the shock wave is when it hits the building the video is shot from in the video below.


    https://youtu.be/Br_u1vJ6ZC0
     
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    Charred remains of a warehouse and new cars are left burned after an explosion at a warehouse in northeastern China's Tianjin municipality, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. Huge, fiery blasts at a warehouse for hazardous chemicals killed many people and turned nearby buildings into skeletal shells in the Chinese port of Tianjin, raising questions Thursday about whether the materials had been properly stored. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dgurTdK0PTA

    Videos of the explosions synced up to show how massive that blast actually was. The Chinese government is not being very open about the situation...which is entirely unsurprising.
     
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    Kinda reminds me of that fake video of what was claimed to be aerial footage of the smoking ruins at the Soviet nuclear power plant at Chernobyl in April, 1986.

    After the supplier got caught in his own trap, it was determined that the video was not only filmed in the USSR, nor was it even of any nuclear power plant at all. What he tried to dump into our gullible minds turned out to be the ruins of a cement factory in the old country of Yugoslavia.
     
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