Chinese Port City Devastated

DeathHand

Let It All Bleed Out
A warehouse area for storing dangerous, toxic and explosive materials went up in a fireball just before midnight (Aug 12/15).

Two large explosions, about 30 seconds apart rocked the port city, as storage containers ignited. The second, and largest blast was compared to the equivalent of 21 tons of TNT exploding.

The explosion was seen from space and registered as an earthquake. Shockwaves from the explosions reached as far as 10km away.

Tianjin, China, August 12, 2015

Set 1.


1.
massive-chemical-explosions-devastate-port-city-1-Tianjin-CH-aug-12-15.jpg


2.
massive-chemical-explosions-devastate-port-city-2-Tianjin-CH-aug-12-15.jpg


3.
massive-chemical-explosions-devastate-port-city-3-Tianjin-CH-aug-12-15.jpg


4.
massive-chemical-explosions-devastate-port-city-4-Tianjin-CH-aug-12-15.jpg


5.
massive-chemical-explosions-devastate-port-city-5-Tianjin-CH-aug-12-15.jpg


6.
massive-chemical-explosions-devastate-port-city-6-Tianjin-CH-aug-12-15.jpg
 

msr

Here pikey pikey, swallow mah cawk.
Short Bussed
Fantastic DH.
In the first set some of the cargo containers look as though the blast came from almost straight above. WTF?
 

0Haribo211

NewbieX
Not the first and most probably not the last similar accident in modern China, though this one gets the most coverage because of the size of it. Thanks for yet another fine photo-report, DH.
 

GOLDSUN

G.G.M
Those firemen who were sent into the inferno are actually from the port's contractual fire squad, not the actual government experienced fire-fighters . If they have not attempt to douse the chemical-induced fire with water, the 2nd more devastating explosion would not have occur.

Tons of sodium cyanide ; ammonium nitrate & potassium nitrate stored illegally rather than in a specific DG godown caused this unnecessary loss of lives & ruin whatever plans Tianjin might have for Binhai Economic Zone.

The port is screwed as well. Ops are down. Containers are on the low. Its total crap & utter headache for trade logistics.

R.I.P to those innocents who sacrifice their lives & died in vain for the corrupted elite.
 

tristangen

Racing To Death
I read and article on GTSpirit. 30 brabus Mercedes where destroyed which are 300K cars and 60 S class Mercedes 160K-240K cars. 17 Maybach where destroyed 190K. The biggest hitter was Volkswagen. They said they lost around 40 million dollars in cars and machinery.
 
Top