Hundreds of people were injured on Wednesday after a massive explosion hit the Chinese port city of Tianjin. According to CCTV (Chinese state media), the blast was caused when a shipment of explosives caught fire. The detonation was so large, it caused a quake that was felt miles away. Two firefighters are still missing.
Social media was abuzz after the incident, and China’s version of Facebook (Weibo) was flooded with pictures and videos.
Here’s a translation of the video via Business Insider:
Person 1: What exploded? The sky is lit up.
Person 2: Where is that?
Person 1: Don’t know. You think it’s on the news?
Person 1: Wow! Everything is shaking. Is it a nuclear bomb!? The windows on the building have shattered.
Person 1: The explosion is so violent. I hope our building doesn’t collapse.
Person 2: Puts your clothes on. Let’s hope our building doesn’t collapse.
Person 1: That’s about it, right? The explosions should be over with.
This looks like something out of a Michael Bay movie.
There are no reported fatalities, though it appears the situation is very fluid. Tianjin is located 70 miles southeast of Beijing and is home to 7.5 million people.