By Walid Shoebat
Footage circulating online appears to show a massive explosion in China’s northern city of Tianjin. The reports are mixed on what caused the city’s port to go up in a massive fireball. The videos from the scene show a dramatic fireball exploding in the distance of what seems as powerful as a mini-Nuke. Then another even bigger with a glow that covered the entire city of Tianjin. The official Xinhua news agency said the blast happened at around 11:30 pm (1630 GMT), when a deafening bang was heard as plumes of flame lit up the sky:
whether it was a “chemical explosion in the shipping port” or a “gas-station explosion”, the official Chinese seismic agency said the force of the first explosion was equivalent to three tons of TNT, the second was 21 tons.
The power blasts seem reminiscent to what one sees in nuclear footage. Here is shot from an inside of a building where the entire structure caves on this one poor soul:
Tianjin hospital reported 300-400 casualties (and counting) have already arrived, many with severe burns.
Tianjin is a 15 million population is a major port and industrial area to the south-east of the Chinese capital, Beijing.