A massive explosion in China was caught on video. The enormous blast took place in a container terminal within Tianjin, northeastern China. Tianjin is a major port and industrial area to the south-east of the Chinese capital, Beijing, and home to 7.5 million people.
China Central Television said the explosion was a dangerous chemical substance blast that rocked the city around 11:30 p.m. local time. Some local reports indicated that residents had been warned to close their windows in case of hazardous gases.
An eye witness has described the moment the blast took place, the BBC reports.
Ms Yang told local media she was out shopping when “suddenly from behind there was a big fireball and explosion”.
“At the time of the explosion the ground was shaking fiercely, nearby cars and buildings were shaking, a few buildings’ glass all broke and everyone started to run,” she said.
“Now all the residents are gathered in the street.”
China Tianjin Explosion Videos
Hundreds people have been admitted to hospital, according to state news agency Xinhua.
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