Published On: Thu, Aug 13th, 2015

2 Huge Blast In China City Tianjin At Least 50 People Died 700 Injured

Advertisement

Two huge explosions rocked Wednesday the Chinese city of Tianjin.They took place in a warehouse in the port area, where a cargo of explosives caught fire. At least 50 people died and 700 were injured.

2-Huge-Blast-In-China-City-Tianjin-At-Least-50-People-Died-700-Injured

At least 50 people died and 700 others injured Wednesday, August 12 evening, when two huge explosions in the city of Tianjin, in the northeast of China. According to official Chinese media, they took place in a warehouse in the port area, where a cargo of explosives caught fire.

Around 23 h 30 local time (16: 30 pm GMT), a giant fireball and flames columns totaled over Tianjin, one of the largest cities in China, illuminating the sky and clouds of dust propelling and debris tens of meters in the air.

A report given by the official news agency Xinhua Wednesday morning was state of 44 people, including 12 firefighters, and 520 injured, including 66 seriously affected.

In the morning, smoke plumes were still visible above the buildings in the city, said a journalist from AFP on site. Glass debris caused by the shock wave were present up to three kilometers around around the site of the disaster.

Advertisement

The explosions, so spectacular that they could be observed from space by satellites, triggered a shock wave felt several kilometers away, so much so that the American Geological Institute (USGS) has identified seismic phenomena.

Photos and video images posted on social networks by residents showed a massive ball of fire rising into the night sky, high above the surrounding buildings. Entire areas of the port, the tenth largest in the world, were devastated, containers were projected as matchboxes and hundreds of new cars were destroyed by the flames, according to a Reuters reporter.

According to the CCTV system, Chinese President Xi Jinping called to make every effort to help the victims and put out the fire, as the fire continued to rage on the site, where one expected a worsening of the human toll. The “People’s Daily” noted that many people were trapped near the explosion by a huge fire.

The magnitude of the first explosion was equivalent to the detonation of three tons of TNT, while the second explosion was a power equivalent to the detonation of 21 tons of the explosive, said Chinese Center for Earthquake surveillance networks.

Tianjin, which lies 140 km southeast of Beijing, is one of the largest cities in the country with nearly 15 million recorded in 2013. Manufacturing City and one of the main ports in northern China, it is one of only four cities in the country to have obtained provincial status with Beijing, Shanghai and Chongqing.

Compliance with safety standards in industrial complexes in China remains problematic, the owners do not respect the regulations to save costs and preferring to pay corrupt inspectors to avoid too sharp controls.

In July, 15 people were killed and over a dozen others injured in the explosion of an illegal site storage of fireworks in Hebei Province in the north. In August 2014, at least 71 people had been killed in the explosion of a spare parts factory in Kunshan cars near Shanghai.

Advertisement

Special Recent Posts

Katy Perry Dumped On Ed Sheeran: BBC Radio One Meeting Updates

Katy Perry Dumped On Ed Sheeran: BBC Radio One Meeting Updates

On BBC Radio 1, on this Wednesday, Ed Sheeran and Katy Perry had an interview, Katy’s interview [...]
Top Ten Famous People With Disabilities In The World

Top Ten Famous People With Disabilities In The World

Approximately 180 or between 220 million young people are with disabilities. In developing countries[...]
Hillary Tweet; Trump’s Golf Hobby Is Under Inspection

Hillary Tweet; Trump’s Golf Hobby Is Under Inspection

First month of Trump’s office includes his weekend habit; visits to Florida golf club. Hillar[...]
23 February, Thursday At Gaillard: “Taj Express Is Going To Head

23 February, Thursday At Gaillard: “Taj Express Is Going To Head

After two years of struggle to complete script, Gaillard is going to on- air a show by name “Taj[...]
8 killed And 36 Injured In Blasts In Lahore Defence Area:

8 killed And 36 Injured In Blasts In Lahore Defence Area:

The Punjab provincial government tweeted stating it was a blast of generator and squads of “Punj[...]
Referenced At A Return We Never Saw Coming, Trip Inside The Frame Work: Agents Of S.H.E.I.L.D

Referenced At A Return We Never Saw Coming, Trip Inside The Frame Work: Agents Of S.H.E.I.L.D

S.H.E.I.L.D escaped after following acutely distressing agony. On tonight’s segment of Agents of[...]
Top Ten Most Expensive Colleges In The World

Top Ten Most Expensive Colleges In The World

College is a place which is the start of our youth education and it is the end of childhood as we en[...]
Expected Dance Performance Of Sidharth, Alia And Varun On Disco Deewane: Justine Bieber’s Mumbai Concert

Expected Dance Performance Of Sidharth, Alia And Varun On Disco Deewane: Justine Bieber’s Mumbai Concert

10 May, 2017 White Fox India is arranging a concert at DY Patel’s Stadium, Mumbai India and they[...]
Israeli Soldier Incarcerated For 18 Months: Injured Palestinian Attacker killed By Israeli Soldier

Israeli Soldier Incarcerated For 18 Months: Injured Palestinian Attacker killed By Israeli Soldier

Elor Azari is the name of this Israeli soldier who is sentenced for 18 months in jail and was se[...]
Hollywood Is Deficient In Liberal People: Jimmy Kimmel Saying

Hollywood Is Deficient In Liberal People: Jimmy Kimmel Saying

On Sunday Jimmy Kimmel was prepared to host the Oscars Awards and he got outspoken on the thing [...]