In the port area of Tianjin on 12 August at 23:30 local time at the location of warehouses of the company Ruihai Logistics with a difference in 30 seconds thundered 2 powerful explosion, then launched a large-scale fire.
The blast wave was of such force that in homes within a few miles of broken glass. Destroyed entire neighborhoods.
The power of the first blast at the warehouse with hazardous substances logistics company Ruihai Logistics, amounted, according to specialists, 3 tons of TNT. After 30 seconds there was another explosion, which was 7 times stronger up to 21 tons in a trotyl equivalent. It even recorded seismological service.
It is logical that the results of the incident was tragic - the blast brought down entire neighborhoods. Hardest hit homes, caught in the area of warehouse complex - for the most part preserved some concrete skeletons. Seriously destroyed and houses further down the street.
The video from a drone that appeared on the web, it is noticeable that after the explosions formed several large fires, which rose dark smoke. A lot of people suffered, being far from the centre of PE - reached them in a strong blast wave.
According to fresh reports, the death toll has reached 44. More than 500 people sent to the hospital, 66 of them are in critical condition. Among the victims were 12 firefighters, with dozens of emergency workers lost contact. Management of the logistics company Ruihai Logistics detained.
For liquidation of consequences of the accident to the place were strapped 143 fire brigade - in a joint of more than thousand employees of the emergency services. Also, in the rescue work was attended by about 400 followers paramilitary units. Air surveillance authorities to the crash site were oriented military helicopters.
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