In the industrial metropolis of Tianjin 200 km from Beijing on 12 August at 23:30 local time with a difference in 30 seconds thundered 2 powerful explosion, after which started a massive fire.
With all the buildings in a radius of several miles from the scene of an emergency - the warehouse logistics company Ruihai Logistics - shattered Windows, and sleeping inhabitants of our planet were literally thrown from their beds.
The power of the first blast at the warehouse with dangerous drugs and logistics company Ruihai Logistics, located in the port industrial area of the metropolis Tianjin 200 km from the Chinese capital, amounted to 3 tons of TNT. Followed 30 seconds later an explosion was 7 times stronger - 21 tons in a trotyl equivalent.
The devastation that followed, were great. People who at this late hour, was already preparing to sleep, literally thrown out of bed. "We were sleeping when there was an explosion. At first we thought it was an earthquake. After that we heard the 2nd explosion, saw a bright light in the sky. Iron gates from the room where we were knocked out by the blast. 3 people from our hostel was badly damaged" - quoted by NTV local work of Chiang Liucun.
"When the bomb exploded, I was located far enough away from the place where it all happened. I fell to the ground. My booth security destroyed by the blast," he stated caretaker sung Cumin. But not all are lucky to escape with minor injuries. "Four of my colleagues were injured. 1 minor injuries, some very seriously injured," - said the electrician Guangsen.
"We are very afraid. At the moment we don't know what it was, probably, exploded this toxic substance and the consequences might be in the future," confessed the Venture. Actually, according to the newspaper China Dailly referring to a monitoring service, the level of air pollution in the area unpleasant events over the past day has increased dramatically. But city officials have not announced concern with air pollution.
The President of China XI Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang instructed "all the forces to carry out rescue work", reports RIA Novosti. With the working group to the place of incident left the Minister of public security Guo Shengkun. After the explosions to the place of incident arrived 143 fire brigade. Fire fighting and rescue work in joint work over thousand firefighters.
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