A massive explosion has taken place in the Chinese city of Tianjin in northern China. Photos and videos on Internet, shows how the powerful explosion lit up the evening sky, followed by a big black cloud of smoke in China's fourth largest city.
According to Chinese state media, the explosion occurred when a shipment of explosives blew up at about 23:30
Images and footage from the site suggested that there were several casualties. And now at least 50 people have been admitted to hospital, according to the state news agency Xinhua, writes the BBC.
An eyewitness, Yang, says according to BBC local media that she was out shopping when she suddenly saw that there was a huge explosion and fireball behind her.
"When the explosion came, the earth began to shake. Nearby cars and buildings shook. Windows were smashed and everyone started running, "says Yang to local media, according to the BBC.
Yang adds that local residents have gathered in the street.
Tianjin is a major port and industrial area southeast of the capital Beijing. The area is home to 7.5 million inhabitants.
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