During the night of 12 August, in the port warehouse in the Chinese metropolis of Tianjin was rocked by a series of powerful - up to 21 tons of TNT - explosions, which were followed by large-scale fire. The number of victims of fire equals 400 people killed - 42 inhabitant of our planet.
A series of explosions with a capacity of 3 and 21 tons of TNT occurred with a difference in 30 seconds night of August 12 in container terminal logistics companies in the port metropolis of Tianjin in China. The blast, according to reports of witnesses, was felt at a distance of 10 km s Later on a place of explosions started a massive fire, which only worsened the damage.
The explosions were so powerful that they recorded local seismological service, reports RIA Novosti referring to the Chinese TV channel CCTV. As a result of at least one building collapsed, several more were severely injured. Rescuers find under the rubble of the inhabitants of our planet.
The search for victims has not stopped, but their number is equal to 520 people, 66 are in critical condition. Victims of a fire in the tens. "According to doctors, to hospital TEDA has already received the bodies of 42 people killed in the explosion in the "Binhai", - is told in the news of the newspaper "Sinitsina". According to updated data, the death toll reached 44 people.
Besides all this, was officially approved by the deaths of 9 firefighters dealing with the aftermath of the fire, Reuters reports. Another 36 employees of the emergency services could be contacted. All in all the place of emergency after the incident was oriented around 100 fire brigades. According to reliable information of the newspaper "people's daily", the fire managed to eliminate.
Many of those present at the place of ignition complained about the strong smell of chemicals in the air, but professionals are unable to learn the source of its inception. And yet, the local authorities decided to suspend work for fire suppression.
Another, unexpected unexpected, consequence of the tragedy that occurred in Tianjin became a stop of work of the world's fastest supercomputer in the world, Tianhe-1A, which is located in the National supercomputing center in the metropolis, in the vicinity of the place of incident. The blast, according to officials of the centre, was destroyed part of the ceiling in the building where it is located. Itself PC worked normally, however, for safety reasons, the experts decided to turn it off manually.
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