Scores dead, hundreds injured as shipment of explosives detonate in China

August 13, 2015 7:53 AM

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Scores dead, hundreds injured as shipment of explosives detonate in China

A series of enormous explosions at an industrial area in the Chinese port of Tianjin killed at least 44 people and injured more than 500, state media reported, unleashing a fireball that ripped through the night sky.

An AFP reporter at the scene saw shattered glass up to three kilometres (two miles) from the blast site, after a shipment of explosives detonated in a warehouse, raining debris on the city and starting huge fires.

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