The Devastating Aftermath of Chinas Tianjin Explosion, Area Described as an Apocalyptic Landscape of Incinerated Cars (Images/Video)
Wednesday, we posted viral video of a massive explosion in the Chinese city of Tianjin. While few details are known about what exactly caused the incident, it is being reported that two blasts erupted from a warehouse where dangerous goods were being stored.
From our previous report:
The explosion erupted at a container port where flammable material was being stored, reported CCTV, Chinas state-owned broadcaster.
The state-run Xinhua news agency reported the explosion tore through a warehouse storing dangerous goods in the Binhai New Area. It said that at least 180 people were injured, mostly from stones or broken glass. Some injuries were serious.
Here is the cell phone footage of the explosions:
According to the DailyMail, the disastrous incident has killed at least 44 people, leaving an apocalyptic landscape of incinerated cars, crumpled shipping containers and burnt-out buildings.
Of the 44 individuals killed as a result of the blasts, reportedly 12 of them were firefighters sent to battle the blaze. Hundreds more were injured from shattered glass and debris which rained from the sky miles away from the explosion site.
The blasts detonated with such force they registered on the Richter scale and were visible from space, sending terrified residents running from their homes fearing there had been earthquake.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by this tragedy.