Huge Explosion Took Place At Warehouse Of Tianjin China : In the late night on Wednesday in northeastern Chinese port of Tianjin China, there occurred a huge explosions at a warehouse. The warehouse of Ruihai Logistics was occupied with dangerous materials & this resulted in the casualty of 17 people while more than 100s are said to be injured. The witness of this explosion also confirmed that the scene was horrible and terrified when the fireballs were flying in the night sky like a ghost in a fairy tale. Out of the injured people, 32 people are said to be in the critical condition who were immediately dragged to the hospital. The explosions knocked off the buildings in the area which was almost several miles away. The windows and doors of the house nearby were shattered due to the explosion.
Huge Explosion Took Place At Warehouse Of Tianjin China
Tianjin is one of the modern cities of China with a population of about 15 million. It is about 75 miles east of Beijing on the Bohai Sea & is one of the country’s major ports. China’s state broadcaster revealed that an initial blast took place at shipping containers in a warehouse for hazardous materials owned by Ruihai Logistics, a company that says it’s properly approved to handle hazardous materials. State media said senior management of the company had been detained by authorities. Immediately 6 firefighters battalions were on the spot called to take the situation under control. Taida Hospital (near the region of explosion) was of great use where military medical tents were set up. Photos circulating online showed patients in bandages and with cuts.
Here are some of the victims near or surrounding area who describes the explosion in their own words and description.
“I thought it was an earthquake, so I rushed downstairs without my shoes on,” Tianjin resident Zhang Siyu, whose home is several kilometers from the blast site, said in a telephone interview. “Only once I was outside did I realize it was an explosion. There was the huge fireball in the sky with thick clouds. Everybody could see it.” Zhang said she could see wounded people weeping. She said she did not see anyone who had been killed, but “I could feel death.”
It’s lucky no one had moved in,” said a worker on the site, Liu Junwei, 29. “But for us it’s a total loss. Two years hard work down the drain.”
“It was like what we were told a nuclear bomb would be like,” said truck driver Zhao Zhencheng, who spent the night in the cab of his truck. “I’ve never even thought I’d see such a thing. It was terrifying but also beautiful.”
“It had been all quiet, then the sky just lit up brighter than day and it looked like a fireworks show,” said another worker on the site who didn’t gave his name and commented anonymously.
The National Earthquake Bureau reported that there were 2 major blasts before midnight. One with 3 tons of TNT and other with the equivalent of 21 tons. The official Xinhua News agency said that the smoke cloud of fire were also seen from 6-12 miles of radius and this describes the seriousness of the explosion. The photos taken by the people around the area of explosion started circulating on blogs showing gigantic fireball with a mushroom like cloud.
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