In pics: China massive explosion, 44 people killed, 500 injured

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Beijing, Aug 13: At least 44 people have been killed and over 500 injured in two massive explosions followed by heavy fire at a warehouse containing chemical and toxic materials in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin, state media reported today.

The blasts ripped through the Ruihai warehouse, which stores dangerous goods, at 11.20 PM local time yesterday, following a fire report half an hour earlier.

The shockwaves were felt kilometres away, with window glass of buildings shattered. The rolling doors and window glass of Donghai Road terminal station of Jinbin light railway, which serves as a major link between the Binhai New Area and the downtown Tianjin, were broken.

44 people killed, 500 injured in China

At least 44 people have been killed and over 500 injured in two massive explosions followed by heavy fire at a warehouse containing chemical and toxic materials in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin.

 

 

Warehouse gutted in China

The blasts ripped through the Ruihai warehouse, which stores dangerous goods, at 11.20 PM local time yesterday, following a fire report half an hour earlier.

 

 

Explosions at warehouse in China rocks port city of Tianjin

The huge plumes of smoke can also been seen billowing away from the blast site.

12 firefighters among 44 dead in China explosion

More than 10,000 people were reportedly evacuated from the nearby areas.

 

 

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