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Posted 8/12/15 , edited 8/15/15
Happened a few hours ago, reports so far say it was a shipment of explosives, something went wrong, this is the result.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=37&v=MHQPX2TJPQc

Different angle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1aHADL2a24

Another Angle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLfen9rjfvI (That first clip wtf? That guy must be dead)

Another news site says it was a Gas / Petrol station but I doubt it, the explosions too big. There are some NSFW videos already on this event but I won't post them here. This happened in Tianjin, China. It's been confirmed so far 7 have died, and 300 more injured.









Updates:

*The reason so far only ameteur video/photos are shown, is because no ones allowed in the city including media.

*The explosion was seen from space, and happened in; Taida Service Waibao Industrial park.

*Reportedly, firefighters and police were on scene at a small - medium fire. This then spread into the local shipping depot, igniting some form of explosive which has triggered the current chain of reactions.

*Confirmed deaths now at 13.

*Due to all the chemicals from the explosion now released into the air, that may cause further issues.

*At least 44 people have been killed, including 12 firefighters. Some 520 people are injured.

*Death toll risen to 107, but other sources claim it's over 1000 dead, authorities are covering up.

*Updated image of the crater now left behind.

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Posted 8/12/15
It's like a bomb just went off.
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Posted 8/12/15
Shipment of explosives? Looks like some chemical processing plant explosion to me. Whatever it is...fuq'n crazy...
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Posted 8/12/15
Darrrrrrrrrrrrrn....That's a Heckuva lot of what looks to be "Fallout"...
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Posted 8/12/15
That's a rather large explosion
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Wow seeing how far away they are from the explosion that was huge! Earthquake reads
read 2 blast one 5ton and another 21ton.. thats a small nuke. They said only 7 dead so
far.. that's wishful thinking the second blast covered a huge area.
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Posted 8/12/15 , edited 8/12/15
Looking at it is appears to be more of a high explosive explosion due to the mushroom cloud. Natural Gas and Petroleum generally don't explode like that and that furiously. Something of that size deff isn't a nuke... Most likely a Nitroglycerin based explosion.

Yes, in that last video the guy is either dead or seriously hurt (I would think the latter).

Where can I find the NSFW videos as the close up damage can be telling.

Edit: It appears to be a chemical explosion due to it being at a chemical facility.

CNN - http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/12/asia/china-port-explosion/
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So it begins....
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Posted 8/12/15 , edited 8/12/15
That's intense. I can't say it surprised me, though. I've seen plenty of stuff of this nature in videos from China. This is easily one of the biggest disasters I've seen in one of those videos, however. The companies and families involved are in for a bad time.

7 dead only would be a miracle, seeing how crowded China is. And I don't know how many are injured.
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Posted 8/12/15 , edited 8/12/15
Real Explosions sure beats CGI.
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We thought we had a gas leak years ago and it turned out to be only a battery. Everyone who smoked lit up as soon as they got outside. The fire department stated had that been a real gas leak we all would have been eating bricks.
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Posted 8/12/15 , edited 8/12/15

Biggle wrote:

Real Explosions sure beats CGI.


Muahaha, all We needed was a crowd of People walking slowly away from it wearing Suits and Sunglasses.
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Dark_Alma wrote:

Where can I find the NSFW videos as the close up damage can be telling.


You can check the post on /r/videos or liveleak.
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Posted 8/12/15
Woah that really is a huge explosion i dont really see much of explosion in my life hmm a chemical explosion does anybody know what went wrong?
Posted 8/12/15
That look kind of like High explosives to me. Maybe Nitroglycerin ? Nitroglycerin and any diluents can certainly deflagrate, i.e., burn. The explosive power of nitroglycerin derives from detonation: energy from the initial decomposition causes a strong pressure wave that detonates the surrounding fuel. This is a self-sustained shock wave that propagates through the explosive medium at some 30 times the speed of sound as a near-instantaneous pressure-induced decomposition of the fuel into a white-hot gas. Detonation of nitroglycerin generates gases that would occupy more than 1,200 times the original volume at ordinary room temperature and pressure. The heat liberated raises the temperature to about 5,000 °C (9,000 °F). This is entirely different from deflagration, which depends solely upon available fuel regardless of pressure or shock. The decomposition results in much higher ratio of energy to gas moles released compared to other explosives, making it one of the hottest detonating high explosives.

Unless I miss read. You say it was in a container area right ? Because Nitroglycerin can be use for medical use. Although I don't know if can explode once made into medical use.
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