Photos by He Xiaoxin
Tianjin, August 17, 2015, — The 2015 Tianjin explosions were a series of explosions that occurred at a container storage station at the Port of Tianjin starting on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. At lease 112 people, including 39 firefighters, were killed and 721 of others were injured. There are still dozens of people missing as of today.
Hundred of new cars were burned near the explosions(Photos by He Xiaoxin).
The first two explosions occurred within 30 seconds of each other at the facility, which is located in the Binhai New Area of Tianjin, China. Chinese state media reported that at least the initial blast was from unknown hazardous materials in shipping containers at a plant warehouse owned by Ruihai Logistics, a firm specializing in handling hazardous materials.
Reporter He Xiaoxin was one of the first reports on the scene after the explosions. The pictures below show the whole ares with one mile of the explosions was totally devastated.
The cause of the explosions was not immediately known, but initial reports pointed to an industrial accident. Fires caused by the initial explosions continued to burn uncontrolled throughout the weekend, repeatedly causing secondary explosions. Eight additional explosions occurred on Saturday, August 15.
Free lunches were provided for rescuers and volunteers(Photos by He Xiaoxin).