TIANJIN EXPLOSION

As evidenced by the video below, the city of Tianjin, China was rocked by explosions at a chemical warehouse near the Port of Tianjin. The blast was equivalent to a 21 ton bomb. 116 people lost their lives in the explosion, more than 700 were injured and 60 are still missing.

Sodium cynanide was also stored at the warehouse and has leached into nearby residential neighborhoods as well as harbor waters. Despite claims by the government that drinking water was safe, workers were seen scooping thousands of dead fish from the Haihe River near Tianjin.

Since the explosion, Chinese officials have inspected, put on notice and closed several chemical facilities in the country.