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Fire Explosion Tianjin China

Fire Explosion Tianjin China

Fire Explosion Tianjin China and hundreds of people have been injured and at least 56 killed after a series of devastating blasts sent a fireball hundreds of metres into the air at an industrial port in northern China.

** Fire Explosion Tianjin China Video Contains Strong Language **

** Fire Explosion Tianjin China Video Contains Strong Language **

A shipment of “dangerous goods” in a warehouse went up in flames shortly before midnight local time (1600 GMT), state media reported, causing explosions so strong that they shook homes on the other side of the city and sent flaming debris arching over nearby high-rise buildings.

CCTV reported that 13 fire fighters were still missing. Xinhua said earlier that 66 firefighters were among the hundreds of people hospitalised.

Fire Explosion Tianjin China

Fire Explosion Tianjin China

At least 21 fire fighters were among the victims of the explosions at the port in the northeastern city of Tianjin on Wednesday night, the official Xinhua news agency said, calling it possibly the highest death toll among fire crews since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.

About 720 people were injured, many critically with a 33 serious condition, in a nation all too familiar with industrial disasters.

Columns of smoke from fires still burning on Friday rose from the site amid crumpled shipping containers, thousands of torched cars and burnt-out shells of port buildings.

Rescuers pulled one survivor from the wreckage, later identified as a fire fighter, a city official told reporters.

The warehouse, designed to house dangerous and toxic chemicals, was storing mainly ammonium nitrate, potassium nitrate and calcium carbide at the time, according to police. Xinhua has said several containers in the warehouse caught fire before the explosions.

Fire Explosion China

Fire Explosion Tianjin China

The State Council, China’s cabinet, said a nationwide inspection of dangerous chemicals and explosives would be launched in response to the disaster, along with a crackdown on illegal activities to strengthen industry safety.

“The disastrous explosions at the … hazardous materials warehouse at Tianjin caused huge loss of life and injuries, economic damages and social impact,” the State Council work safety commission said on its website.
Hundreds of injured people crowded into hospitals, arriving on foot and by car after emergency services were overwhelmed.

Early Thursday morning China’s President Xi Jinping urged full efforts to rescue those injured inthe blasts, state media said. Xi demanded that authorities quickly control, and extinguish the fire, and “make full effort to rescue and treat the injured and ensure the safety of people and their property”, China Central Television (CCTV) said on its website.

“When the first explosion happened, it felt like a earthquake,” said Chen Bingzhi, who lives about 4km from the explosion site. “The whole building was shaking. I live on the fifth floor and all the windows are broken.”

Fire Explosion Tianjin China: hundreds injured by explosions huge Fire Explosion Tianjin China rock the northern port city of Tianjin

Three or four hundred people arrived at the Tianjin harbour hospital after at least two devastating Fire Explosion Tianjin China blasts, the Beijing News reported, quoting an unnamed medic who works there. Many were also injured by flying glass, and one security camera video apparently showed an entire glass door being blown in by the force of the explosion, landing on a man waiting for it to open.

More than 720 people have been admitted to hospital with injuries and 56 killed, 71+ of those people have severe injuries.

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