Massive explosions have hit China’s northern port city of Tianjin, leaving at least 17 people dead and hundreds more injured

the blasted site along the train station. photo credt: cnn.com
the blasted site along the train station. photo credt: cnn.com

State media said the blasts happened in a warehouse storing “dangerous and chemical goods” in the port area of the city.

Pictures and video on social media showed flames lighting up the sky, and buildings are said to have collapsed.

Hospitals are reported to be overwhelmed with casualties.

The editor of the BBC’s Chinese Service, Raymond Li, says all indications are that it is an industrial accident.

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