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Video footage shows massive explosion in Tianjin, China

Video footage shows massive explosion in Tianjin, China
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Video footage shows the moment a fireball ripped through the night sky in China, injuring hundreds of people. Police report that seven people have

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Video footage shows the moment a fireball ripped through the night sky in China, injuring hundreds of people. Police report that seven people have died in the explosion.

The massive explosion erupted in an industrial area in the northeastern city of Tianjin.

State TV said the blast erupted in a shipment of explosives around 11.30pm local time. The State news agency reported that the fire was under control, but two firefighters were reported missing.

The blast wave could be felt several kilometres away and injured at least 50 people according to local media.

The cause of the explosion is not yet clear.

Video captures massive explosion in Northern China's Tianjin; cause unclear. Follow updates: http://t.co/v4EJaOC1d4http://t.co/wN8YYdO07f

— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) August 12, 2015

Update:#Tianjin explosion reportedly caused by inflammables & explosives at container terminal, hundreds hospitalized pic.twitter.com/c2BUYhkrE1

— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) August 12, 2015

#China's XHNews</a> reports <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Tianjin?src=hash">#Tianjin</a> explosion caused two earthquakes, magnitude 2.3 &amp; 2.9 <a href="http://t.co/T6o4CddzKN">pic.twitter.com/T6o4CddzKN</a></p>&mdash; Jon Williams (WilliamsJon) August 12, 2015

Une photo publiée par @yumi_zhang le 12 Août 2015 à 10h37 PDT

Tianjin binhai new area the big bang, so sad

Une photo publiée par Minmin (@dm429255941) le 12 Août 2015 à 10h18 PDT

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