Tianjin, China Explosions Like 'Nuclear Bomb': Californian Witness

August 14, 2015 10:31 AM

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TIANJIN, China — A Californian who captured spectacular footage of the massive explosions that devastated the Chinese city of Tianjin described the blast as akin to "a small nuclear bomb."

Daniel van Duren, 40, told NBC News he was trying to catch a glimpse of the Perseid meteor shower from his 34-story apartment building when the disaster unfolded, lighting up the night sky.

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