Excellent photos of the aftermath from yesterday’s explosion in China.
The National Earthquake Bureau reported two major blasts before midnight local time – the first with an equivalent of 3 tons of TNT, and the second with the equivalent of 21 tons.
Meanwhile, one resident of Beijing told MailOnline via email: ‘Our cellphones here are receiving warnings that between 4.50am to 5.35am local time based on wind currents that toxic fumes from the explosions will reach Beijing.
‘We are being urged to keep doors and windows closed and avoid going outside. The worst part is that these are then followed by the advice that if you must go out wear a surgical mask.
Cripes. I wonder what went up?
Reports claim huge stockpile of “dangerous materials” at shipping yard.
Specialised anti-chemical warfare troops were being sent to the site, the broadcaster added.
‘Is this a nuclear bomb?’: drone captures apocalyptic scenes in Tianjin, China, after industrial explosions
The blasts had ripped through an industrial area in the port city’s northeast at around 11.30pm local time on Wednesday after a shipment of explosives ignited at the warehouse storing “dangerous chemical goods”, according to CCTV, and the second blast came roughly 30 seconds later. At least 17 people, among them firefighters, were killed and as much as 400 people injured.
Industrial explosion, or rather one smaller explosion and a second one bigger. The explosion was in Binhai, which is another name for Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area.
Presently on site there are 1000 firefighters and 200 chemical defense troops, There is a chemical leak and one of the leaking chemicals is cyanide.
Pick your poison: The firm behind huge explosions in Tianjin handles all manner of hazardous chemicals
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Montréal’s CJAD interviewed a Westerner who lived nearby. He said the explosion blew the doors of his house right off their hinges. At first he thought it was a nuclear bomb. Luckily he wasn’t injured.
Yup I posted a vid yesterday showing a guy standing in front of double glass doors in a lobby, just blown right off the hinges.
Chinese work safety theory in action.
I am glad I do not work there.