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2015 Tianjin Explosion

In scenes reminiscent of a post-apocalyptic Hollywood blockbuster, a huge explosion in China has left vast areas of Tianjin a mangled wasteland.
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Devastating Tianjin Explosion

Published: 14 August 2015

It's now believed at least 50 people are dead and hundreds more are injured following a massive explosion that devastated the Chinese port of Tianjin on Wednesday. With the force equivalent of two dozen tons of TNT, the blasts (which struck close to midnight on the 12th August 2015 local time) were visible from space and registered as magnitude 2.3 and 2.9 earthquakes.

Officials are still accessing the scene which has left vast areas of Tianjin port completely destroyed. It's believed the blasts originated from a privately owned warehouse which was used to store hazardous chemicals.

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Approximate origin of blast in Tianjin, China.

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Drone footage of the area highlights the extent of damage, which destroyed numerous buildings, industrial facilities, cars and shipping containers.

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Measuring hundreds of metres into the sky, multiple blasts have been captured on surveillance and smart phone cameras.

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