Seven Dead And 180 Injured In Massive Petrol Storage Station Explosion In China

Publish Date
Thursday, 13 August 2015, 4:41PM

A massive petrol station explosion in China which has killed ‘up to seven people’ has been caught on camera.

The terrifying explosion in the northern port city of Tianjin seemed like something from a war movie as a huge fireball was sent bellowing into the sky followed by a devastating shockwave which knocked people off their feet.

Local media has reported that seven people have been confirmed dead from the explosion.

Up to 180 people are thought to have been injured by the explosion (however some reports say hundreds have been harmed), and two fire fighters who were trying to control the blaze are reportedly missing.

One local woman said: ‘At the time of the explosion the ground was shaking fiercely, nearby cars and buildings were shaking, a few buildings’ glass all broke and everyone started to run.’