Tianjin explosion: Chinese city hit by massive blast

August 12, 2015 6:22 PM

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The explosion, at around 11:30pm local time (3:30pm GMT), was reported to have come from a shipment of explosives in a container terminal at the Binhai New Area industrial zone.

Citing the nearby Taida hospital, Xinhua News said 50 people had been injured and "new ones keep coming". The injuries were mainly from broken glass and stones, the report said, with some "serious" injuries.

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