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13 reported dead, 300 injured, after blast rocks busy Chinese port

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posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 12:58 PM
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China explosion
Images circulating on social media showed a huge explosion
Footage circulating online appears to show a massive explosion in China's northern Tianjin, the cause of which is not yet known.
Pictures and video footage shared on social media suggest a number of people were wounded by the blast.
The explosion reportedly occurred around 23:30 (16:30 GMT).

www.bbc.com...

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Massive explosion in China, reason unknown!

Just breaking, waiting for more info.
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posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 01:00 PM
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Update: China explosion
Images circulating on social media showed a huge explosion
Footage circulating online appears to show a massive explosion in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin, the cause of which is not yet known.
The explosion reportedly occurred at the Tianjin Binhai New Development Zone at about 23:30 (15:30 GMT).
Pictures and video footage shared on social media suggest a number of people were wounded by the blast.
Several nearby tower blocks are without power, according to the Chinese state broadcaster CCTV.
Tianjin is a major port and industrial area to the south-east of the Chinese capital, Beijing

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posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 01:02 PM
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a reply to: asen_y2k

I'm betting that it was a fireworks factory. I hope nobody was killed in the explosion.

Edit to add image of explosion



And video


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posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 01:04 PM
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Is this a U.S. retaliation for the pentagon hack?

The U.S. claimed it was a Russian hack but....send a message?



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 01:06 PM
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On BBC World News now.

-MM



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 01:06 PM
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originally posted by: highfromphoenix
Is this a U.S. retaliation for the pentagon hack?

The U.S. claimed it was a Russian hack but....send a message?


That depends on what actually blew up.



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 01:07 PM
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a reply to: asen_y2k

Anything of Military importance being made in that area?

What blew up?



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 01:08 PM
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Based on the area that it happened in, chances are it was an industrial accident.

Fingers crossed they don't have a night shift working at whatever plant this happened in.



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 01:09 PM
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a reply to: asen_y2k

holy hell!! that is huuuge!!

will keep eye on post



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 01:09 PM
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That's one of the biggest explosions I've ever seen. Staying tuned for this one, curious what kind of material caused it. It's also a city where millions of people live. Can't imagine something this big didn't hurt anyone.
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posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 01:10 PM
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I hope everyone's ok, thank you for the news.

the jihadist better hope they had nothing to do with it lest they push east and west against them



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 01:10 PM
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originally posted by: grey580
a reply to: asen_y2k

Anything of Military importance being made in that area?

What blew up?


I doubt it, its a industrial zone. In a part being newly developed. Lets see what reason the Chinese government gives us.



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 01:10 PM
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originally posted by: asen_y2k

originally posted by: highfromphoenix
Is this a U.S. retaliation for the pentagon hack?

The U.S. claimed it was a Russian hack but....send a message?


That depends on what actually blew up.


Of course. I was only speculating.



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 01:11 PM
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This is a huge explosion! There is a smaller one and then a gigantic one a bit later in the video. I thought I would add a video to the thread.
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posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 01:14 PM
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I saw something fall from the sky followed by a huge explosion.

Hmmm....

Edit - how many casualties?

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posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 01:14 PM
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UPDATE: From the Facebook page of 'Revolution News;:

Early reports from our activist contacts in China are saying:

The explosion scene is at the Dongjiang bonded Harbor area near the seventh gate of a hazardous chemicals, warehouse.

People need to close all Windows and Doors nearby, is likely to have secondary damage in the form of toxic gasses.



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 01:14 PM
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originally posted by: darkbake


This is a huge explosion! There is a smaller one and then a gigantic one a bit later in the video.


Obvious fireworks factory!! You can see the little mortar streams ..



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 01:15 PM
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originally posted by: conz1992
UPDATE: From the Facebook page of 'Revolution News;:

Early reports from our activist contacts in China are saying:

The explosion scene is at the Dongjiang bonded Harbor area near the seventh gate of a hazardous chemicals, warehouse.

People need to close all Windows and Doors nearby, is likely to have secondary damage in the form of toxic gasses.


Does not sound good.



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 01:16 PM
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originally posted by: LeatherNLace
a reply to: asen_y2k

I'm betting that it was a fireworks factory. I hope nobody was killed in the explosion.

Edit to add image of explosion



And video



The video looks like something was on fire at the point of the explosion. Smaller blast then huge blast. Fireworks sounds right. Then all the little streamers coming off the main fireball kinda suggests that to me too.



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 01:17 PM
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Wow, definitely a big explosion. Looks like they were about a mile and a half away yet that shockwave still had some serious ooomph to it. Hopefully there weren't too many casualties.



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