Aug 13, 2015

Apocalyptic aftermath of the Chinese fire which left at least 44 dead (50 Pics)


By on Thursday, August 13, 2015


 Aftermath: In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, smoke rises from the site of explosions from a nearby building in the Binhai New Area in northeastern China's Tianjin municipality. The explosions claimed the lives of at least 44 people and injured 500 more

 Mangled: Smoke billows behind rows of burnt out cars at the site of a series of explosions in Tianjin, northern China, after last night's blast

 Blaze: At least 44 people have been killed and up to 500 more injured after several explosions tore through a warehouse in Tianjin

 Apocalyptic: The fireball swept through a parking lot of up to 1,000 new Renault cars, blowing out windows and ripping off paint 

 The enormous fireballs from the blasts rolled through a nearby parking lot, turning a fleet of 1,000 new cars into scorched metal husks


Obliterated: An aerial view of the explosion site in Binhai New Area of Tianjin. The detonations were so powerful they could be seen from space



Carnage: Excavators clear wreckage near the site of the explosions that crumpled shipping containers at the Binhai new district in Tianjin


Twelve of the dead were from among the more than 1,000 firefighters sent to the mostly industrial zone to fight the ensuing blaze




 Blast: The huge explosion hit an industrial area of China last night in the north-eastern city of Tianjin, killing at least 44 and injuring 500


Ablaze: Several vehicles are seen burning following blasts in Tianjin municipality late yesterday evening, which killed at least 44 people




 Injured: A survivor is taken to a hospital following the explosion in Tianjin, which killed 44 people and injured up to around 500 others

 Shell-shocked: An injured man is covered in blood as he waits in hospital after the explosion at the warehouse in Tianjin

 Agony: A firefighter injured in the explosions receives treatment at Teda Hospital in Tianjin, China. At least 11 of his colleagues have died

 Stunned: An injured man walks out with other residents from an area near the site of a series of explosions in Tianjin, northern China




 The port city is a major vehicle hub where about 10,000 imported cars were destroyed - including 2,748 Volkswagens and 1,000 Renaults

The blasts, originating from the Tianjin Dongjiang Port Ruihai International Logistics Co for hazardous material, turned buildings in the immediate vicinity into charred, skeletal shells and left hundreds of cars reduced to husks


 Charred: Damaged cars are seen as smoke rises from the debris after the explosions at the Binhai new district in Tianjin, China, last night

 Destroyed: Rows of burnt out Volkswagen cars are seen near the site of a series of explosions in Tianjin, northern China, this morning



Mangled: This car was turned into a twisted lump of metal from the force of the explosion in the Binhai New Area in Tianjin, China


 Shock: A man looks at a row of damaged cars outside a residential building near the site of a series of explosions in Tianjin, China, today

 Wreckage: Official reports say at least 44 people were killed and hundreds more injured. 32 people are critically injured, and 283 in hospital


Enormous: A satellite photo released by the Japan Meteorological Agency shows the explosion (ringed) above the city of Tianjin in China

 Graphs from a seismic station 20 miles from the blast zone in Tianjin shows how the explosions registered 2.3 and 2.9 on the Richter scale

 Burnt: Damaged cars are seen as smoke rises from the debris after the explosions at the Binhai new district in Tianjin, China, on August 13

 Blasts: Damaged vehicles are seen under bridges close to the site of the explosions at Binhai new district, Tianjin, early this morning

 Undeterred: A driver is seen inside a damaged car on a highway near the site of the explosions at the Binhai new district in Tianjin

 Shattered: A worker walks past dormitories damaged by the shockwave from the explosion, which caused devastation for miles away


 Devastation: A building is gutted by the huge explosions which hit a warehouse in northeastern China's Tianjin municipality yesterday

 Fireball: The blast is believed to have erupted in a shipment of explosives at about 11.30pm local time, killing 44 people and injuring 500 others

 Inferno: Flames tore through a fleet of Renault cars, damaging more than 1,000, after the explosions at a warehouse late on Wednesday

 Apocalyptic: A screen grab from taken from state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) footage shows the huge explosion

 Tackling the blaze: Firefighters work at the site as smoke and fire rise from the debris after the explosions at the Binhai new district, Tianjin

 Blazing: A firefighter tries to extinguish the flames as fire ravages through a fleet of more than 1,000 cars near the warehouse explosion


 Huge: Videos of the explosion show flames lighting up the sky and the blast reportedly shattered windows on properties miles away

 Frightening: People take shelter on a street after the huge warehouse explosion in the north-eastern Chinese port city of Tianjin yesterday

 Crushed windscreen: A damaged vehicle is seen near the site of the blasts in Tianjin yesterday evening as the city learns of the incident

 After the blast: Smoke and fire are seen following the explosion in the Chinese city of Tianjin yesterday

 On the scene: Rescuers are seen in a van near the site of the blasts in Tianjin municipality yesterday evening

 The aftermath: There was a huge explosion of inflammable material stored in a warehouse in Tianjin

 Taking cover: Local residents gather on a street after the explosion rocked the area in north-eastern China

 Smoke: Videos posted online showed a fireball shooting into the air and at least two separate explosions

Shock: People react on a street following the blast at about 11.30pm local time in Tianjin, China

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