Another Shocking Footage of the Tianjin explosion

Explosion of 12 August 2015.
The exact cause of blast in an industrial area was not immediately known, but the People's Daily newspaper reported that it was sparked by "combustible and explosive goods" stored at a warehouse.

The paper said 300-400 people had been taken to hospital and that tremors from the blast could be felt 10km away.

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-8 1. jaikku commented 5 years ago

Yeah... shocking... how well this was filmed.
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+12 2. LaoMa commented 5 years ago

It was an illegal storage for dangerous materials, that exploded. The biggest blast was measured to be equivalent to 21 tonnes of TNT, and was actually felt as far as 350 km away.

The CEO of the company survived with injuries, but I'm pretty sure that he'll be facing death penalty for his actions, together with the corrupted officials who knew about the warehouse. Official death toll is (at the time of writing) 112, but the real number is most likely much higher. The government doesn't usually publish estimations and they tend to make the figures smaller to make incidents look a little less bad.

There were several fire stations fighting the inferno at the time of exlosion. The warehouse employees didn't warn them to not use water, effectively causing the initial blast. Most of the firemen were 18-20-year-old kids, without proper gear or training, as firefighter duties were part of their military service. Many if not most of the firemen never returned. There aren't many professional firemen in China, as it is basically a deathwish. Corrupted managers use the budget for their own benefit and leave the staff short-handed.
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+10 3. fjwjr commented 5 years ago

Finally, someone who gets away from the window.......
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-5 4. sux2bu commented 5 years ago

Or maybe gets blown away from the window? No more voices after that. :S
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+3 5. Kenuty commented 5 years ago

@2 oh look a fellow man who knows how China really is.
Thanks for giving people some knowledge of how it works in China.
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-2 6. segregatethelazy commented 5 years ago

0:31 bear shaped glass chip. Looks like manufacturing gummy bears is super dangerous.
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0 7. thundersnow commented 5 years ago

Way way too close to residential areas.

Thanks #2!