Videos: Deadly blasts in China’s Tianjin


The deadly blasts that devastated the Chinese port city of Tianjin in northeast China on Wednesday night were documented in scores of amateur videos. Tianjin is home to 15 million residents, and the space between the two separate blasts gave the city’s shocked residents time to get out their SmartPhones.

The explosions, which took place in an industrial complex where toxic chemicals and gas are stored, killed at least 44 people, 12 of whom were firemen. Hundreds more were injured.

This is a compilation of the most striking amateur videos of the blasts, followed by drone footage of the aftermath: