Huge explosion reported in Tianjin, China

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08-12-2015, 05:51 PM (This post was last modified: 08-12-2015, 05:54 PM by sim.)
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In the last few hours, recent media reports are coming in about a chain explosion in the dense area of port city Tianjin, China. Social media has been quick on the uptake, while news outlets are only recently coming in with reports about the explosions, casualties, etc. The explosion came about when a gas station explosion triggered another explosion near two oil tanks nearby, which in turn chained into a chemical warehouse close by; many people nearby the locations died instantly.

The damage so far is unspeakably high. Casualties range from the hundreds to estimated thousands just from the direct explosion itself, ranging from firefighters, police, and nearby specatators to people within the blast radius asleep in their own beds. People are already comparing the explosion to that of the Halifax disaster, or worse.


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08-12-2015, 06:05 PM (This post was last modified: 08-12-2015, 06:05 PM by Lokorfi.)
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Holy shit, this is on a whole different level of frightening. My heart goes out to the victims of the explosion and those who are critically injured.
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08-12-2015, 06:37 PM
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They're saying it might be worse than Halifax.

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08-16-2015, 03:01 PM
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Holy shit. I'd heard about the explosion, but I had never expected it to be this massive.

In reality, all he's doing is pushing the same buttons he always has, nothing has changed. The longer he spends here, the more invested he gets, the more he forgets which life is the real one.
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08-16-2015, 05:37 PM
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I watched some newscast that said it happened at a statistics and logistics center, and it's also apparent China is not going to tell us just what happened. Seems pretty obvious to me that they were doing some crazy things.

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08-16-2015, 06:37 PM
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Oh my god, that's just tragic. Honestly, bless those nearby. I hope that people there are ok, though from the impact hitting the recorders house while still at that far of a distance, I doubt it.

I hope it wasn't something to do with war, I hope it was just a mess-up. But even so, that's still extremely wrong.
It looks like a pretty city though, might visit China one day.