Tianjin was woken last night by a massive warehouse explosion that killed at least 44 and injured 500 others — numbers which will surely rise in the coming days. As authorities investigate the cause — was it arson? — we sit here sifting through some amazing photos and videos of the incident. You may have seen some of these already. But they’re worth another look.
From social media:
Full video of drone footage showing destruction from #TianjinBlast – http://t.co/FPSRfkL5ea | Updates: @GrasswireNow pic.twitter.com/wy6wW2Wp17
— Grasswire (@grasswire) August 13, 2015
From BBC: Seattle PI: Globe and Mail:
214 soldiers form a nat’l nuclear biochemical emergency rescue team, leave Beijing for rescue work in #Tianjin Thu pic.twitter.com/UmqpWVPWyZ — People’s Daily,China (@PDChina) August 13, 2015
An article titled Tianjin Journalists, Pls Wake Up is deleted on WeChat. Chinese public angry at the media silence. pic.twitter.com/bQPgK78pX6 — Li Yuan (@LiYuan6) August 13, 2015
UPDATE, 8/16, 4:56 pm: One of the crazier explosion videos yet: