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Monday, August 17

Mysterious Booms : Massive Explosion in China: Do We Know The Full Story?

Late Wednesday night, a massive explosion ripped through the city of Tianjin in northern China, killing at least 50 people and injuring over 700 others. Tianjin is China’s largest harbor and a very important region for commerce. The explosions took place at a warehouse known to store dangerous, toxic chemicals. Videos of the event show several huge fireballs shooting up into the air.


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Reuters reports that firefighters attempting to fight the initial fire may have exacerbated the situation by spraying water.
“The warehouse, designed to house dangerous and toxic chemicals, was storing mainly ammonium nitrate, potassium nitrate and calcium carbide at the time of the blasts, according to police. The official Xinhua news agency has said several containers in the warehouse caught fire before the explosions.

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