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China: Huge explosions in Tianjin kill at least 13, injures hundreds00:55

China: Huge explosions in Tianjin kill at least 13, injures hundreds

China, Tianjin
August 12, 2015 at 11:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

At least 13 people were killed and hundreds were injured in a series of devastating explosions in the north Chinese city of Tianjin, southeast of Beijing, Wednesday.

Several nearby buildings were left without power and the shockwaves of the blast could reportedly be felt for miles. Details regarding the origins of the explosions, which occurred at a container terminal have not been confirmed yet, but it is believed that a flammable cargo caused it.

Hundreds of victims were brought to hospitals on foot and by car, after emergency services were overwhelmed with calls. Doctors were called in from leave and firefighters are reportedly still trying to tame the blaze.

Video courtesy of Youku.com

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At least 13 people were killed and hundreds were injured in a series of devastating explosions in the north Chinese city of Tianjin, southeast of Beijing, Wednesday.

Several nearby buildings were left without power and the shockwaves of the blast could reportedly be felt for miles. Details regarding the origins of the explosions, which occurred at a container terminal have not been confirmed yet, but it is believed that a flammable cargo caused it.

Hundreds of victims were brought to hospitals on foot and by car, after emergency services were overwhelmed with calls. Doctors were called in from leave and firefighters are reportedly still trying to tame the blaze.

Video courtesy of Youku.com

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