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Huge Blasts in Tianjin China

World  (tags: China, explosion, Tianjin, industrial town, fireball, President Xi Jinping )

- 1435 days ago -
The biggest blasts were so strong that they registered at a nearby earthquake monitoring centre. The first blast was equal in strength to the detonation of three tons of TNT while the second was the equivalent of 21 tons of the explosive.


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Past Member (0)
Thursday August 13, 2015, 11:28 pm
That was just well scary. Saw new footage today.
Will be interesting to find out if we ever get the truth.
Thank you Dandelion

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday August 14, 2015, 12:12 am
This has caused huge carnage and a lot of deaths.
Thanks Dandelion.

Animae C (508)
Friday August 14, 2015, 5:02 am
Apparently they are not allowing western media any access.

Sheryl G (359)
Friday August 14, 2015, 2:11 pm
Indeed was very scary Nancy. That man was filming from his window and he could see the horrific explosions then the sound wave hit his building and even more terrified he was, it gave me a stir and I was just watching the video.

Birgit W (160)
Friday August 14, 2015, 3:44 pm
Poor people. Thanks.

Angelika R (143)
Friday August 14, 2015, 4:31 pm
Horrific incident, but today this: Rescuers pull ‘miracle’ survivor from blast wreckage in Tianjin

Giana Peranio Paz (398)
Friday August 14, 2015, 10:22 pm
My company still has full containers there and we do not know if they are damaged. It's a real mess, this morning I read that the fatalities have gone up to 85. So sad and scary.

Jennifer Manzi (175)
Friday August 14, 2015, 11:33 pm
Thanks for sharing.

P A (117)
Saturday August 15, 2015, 1:21 am
Awful - and doubtless caused by their incredible lack of Health and Safety regulations - God help the people involved. This makes my soul weep.

Arild Warud (174)
Saturday August 15, 2015, 4:16 am
The firefighters shouldn't have used water to put out a chemical explotion.

Some chemicals will react with water to cause the reaction that is releasing the heat and flames. If you use water on these it would just increase the fire.

Arild Warud (174)
Saturday August 15, 2015, 6:31 am
As a seaman I would like to add the Firefighting Equipment in Ship's Engine Room:

The four types are, Dry Powder Fire Extinguisher– it has a black band around the body and is used for extinguishing electrical and liquid fires. Foam Fire Extinguisher – this has a yellow band around the body and is used for extinguishing oil fires. Water Fire Extinguisher – this has a red band contained between two thin white bands around the body. It is used to extinguish paper, wood and cloth. CO2 Fire Extinguisher – this has a black band around the body and is used to extinguish electrical and liquid fires. Remember, only the Dry Powder and CO2 extinguishers should be used on electrical fires.

Most fires on ships starts in the engineroom and at sea it's up to a well trained crew to put it out.

Arild Warud (174)
Saturday August 15, 2015, 6:46 am
A kitchen grease fire can occur easily, and they are one of the most common causes of both kitchen fires and house fires in general.

Kitchen Grease Fire Safety Tips: How To Safely Put One Out

Steps to put out a grease fire:

1.Turn off source of heat (burner / element).
2.Do NOT pour water on it.
3.Let me say that again, DO NOT pour water on it.
4.Attempt to remove all oxygen from the flame. You can cover with another pot, or baking pan.
5.If you can't cover it, dump baking soda (lots of it) on it.

Liliana Garcia (204)
Saturday August 15, 2015, 7:52 am
Signed. Privatizing water is a crime against humanity.

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday August 15, 2015, 2:27 pm
Thanks for reminding us of the important information of how to put out a grease fire. So many people have burned their homes to the ground throwing water onto a grease fire.

Liliana, I think you may of had two windows open as my other story was about privatizing water. I've done that myself.

Thanks for the additional link Angelika, I got the story on as soon as I had heard it so I'm sure there have been many updates by now. Amazing he lived being so close to the source. Giana, it just goes to show we never do know how directly or indirectly we will be to situations like this. I'm assuming your company was full insured. I do feel badly for the families that lost loved ones and so many are without a home at this time.

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Sunday August 16, 2015, 10:22 am

BackSoon Fowler (33)
Thursday September 24, 2015, 4:19 am
Noted, Thanks Dandelion.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 5, 2016, 10:49 pm
Lordy--noted with chills. Thanks Dandelion.
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