Fumes, blast, almost a quake and 17 lives gone in China
Tianjin : Nearly 17 people lost their lives and more than 400 got injured in a tragic blast in northern Chinese port city of Tianjin
Two massive explosions and heavy fire at a warehouse containing toxic materials were reported by the local agencies in China
The blast was sounded at 11.20 PM local time yesterday
Lack in safety can be assumed as fire was reported from the site around half an hour before the explosion
More than 10,000 people were reportedly evacuated from the nearby areas
Tremor like shake was also reported from the areas in 10 km radius from the blast site
Many pictures and videos were shared by witnesses on the social networking sites.
Massive explosion rocks Tianjin, China http://t.co/IZe5rFHLjy pic.twitter.com/qQMp2KHbUB
Massive explosion rocks #Tianjin, #Chinahttp://t.co/IZe5rFHLjy pic.twitter.com/qQMp2KHbUB— UPI.com (@UPI) August 12, 2015
- Video of the explosion shows what appeared to be a small fire suddenly lighting up the night sky, as sparks and debris was launched high into the air.