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Massive Gas Explosion hits china
#1  August 12, 2015, 09:07:19 pm
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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.

Several nearby tower blocks are without power, according to the Chinese state broadcaster CCTV.

Tianjin is a major port and industrial area to the south-east of the Chinese capital, Beijing.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-33896292

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#2  August 12, 2015, 09:09:01 pm
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Holy fucking shit, that's terrible. Hoepfully there aren't any reports of dead people cuz' of this. :S :S
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#3  August 12, 2015, 09:14:00 pm
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A explosion like this.. Man, I serioulsy doubt if haven't deaths... :/


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HOLY SHIT, THAT'S A CHEMICAL FACTORY!!

THAT EXPLOSION CAN MAKE THAT CITY OR MORE BEING AFFECTED WITH TOXIC ISSUES, GOD DAMNIT D:

THE PEOPLE WHO WATCHED IT CLOSELY, SHOULD EVACUATE IMEDIATLY O_O

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#4  August 12, 2015, 09:23:50 pm
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#6  August 13, 2015, 12:50:49 am
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wow huge explosion, hopefully it won't send toxic cloud our way since somebody mention chemical factory.
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#7  August 13, 2015, 12:59:48 am
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Oh wow... this is the kinda stuff you normally only see in movies...
I can't imagine how terrible this must be for the people who live in that area. Words fail me...
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#8  August 13, 2015, 01:06:50 am
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That's....crazy
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#9  August 13, 2015, 01:17:56 am
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Well, holy shit.. Looks almost half as big as an atomic explosion. Hopefully no one got caught in the blast.
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#10  August 13, 2015, 01:22:58 am
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Wow.

That really looks like something out of a movie...
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#11  August 13, 2015, 01:41:37 am
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Wow, the explosion even knocked back the guy behind the camera, and he was so damn far away from it!
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#12  August 13, 2015, 02:13:00 am
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I think the cameraman chickened out because of the sound... dunno
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#13  August 13, 2015, 02:15:09 am
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https://twitter.com/NewsOnTheMin/status/631531558592233473 the explosion was visible from space. Apparently. The image is being passed around but I can't find where it actually came from.
Apparently the blast radius caused some damage up to 10 km away (no, that's nowhere close to an atomic bomb, even the first ones razed everything to the ground between one and two km from the center, though the blast radius for shattered windows isn't far).
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#14  August 13, 2015, 04:16:53 am
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Very tragic, but it was expected. The Chinese government actually has safety standards to prevent this kind of thing from happening, but when safety officials are so easy to bribe, they don't go into effect. Combine this with the country being dependant on coal burning, and stuff like this will happen. Doesn't usually happen on such a large scale though, so I hope this opens government's eyes (but I doubt it will).
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#15  August 13, 2015, 04:42:40 am
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That fucking shockwave, following the delayed sound of this explosion. Genuinely terrifying right there.
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#18  August 13, 2015, 06:14:53 am
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well thats china as if i know they bit dont care on the safety standards as long they have the money
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#19  August 13, 2015, 07:31:03 am
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Wow, the explosion even knocked back the guy behind the camera, and he was so damn far away from it!

shockwave, i've seen ammo storage exploded and it caused far lesser blast than that and it's shockwave shattered glasses and windows of a neighboring town. wonder how far that blast's shockwave reached that alone could push you back.
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#20  August 13, 2015, 10:08:19 am
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The toll is up to 44 dead and 500 injured. No way this stops here.
The power of the explosion is being compared to that of the AZF factory in Toulouse, also a chemical factory. That one made a crater 7m deep and 40m wide and blew its steel girders 3km away, and estimated at 20 to 40 tons of TNT. The sound was heard 80 km away. 29 dead, including 28 from the factory.
Except that one was outside of the city, and this one was in the middle... it's estimated at 21 tons on TNT as well.

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The fire was notified at 10:50 PM (local time), 9 fire brigades came within 10 minutes, and the explosions happened half an hour later. No info on the firemen but that really doesn't sound good for them :(

Edit again : yep, 18 firefighters missing :(
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