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Thu Aug 13, 2015, 01:44 AM

Death toll after China blasts continues to rise, now at 44

The first explosion at about 23:30 local time (15:30 GMT) on Wednesday was followed by another, more powerful blast, seconds later. Shockwaves were felt several kilometres away.

The China Earthquake Networks Centre said the magnitude of the first explosion was the equivalent of detonating three tonnes of TNT, while the second was the equivalent of 21 tonnes.

Further blasts were subsequently triggered nearby, Xinhua said.

More + video at http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33900268

Pictures of some of the devastation at http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-33844086

Expect this one to keep getting worse.

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malaise Aug 2015 #3

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Thu Aug 13, 2015, 02:05 AM

1. Yup

 

I will be amazed if this death toll doesn't at least double. That was a massive explosion.

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Thu Aug 13, 2015, 02:21 AM

2. The CCTV footage of the young man is haunting

 

Just standing at a doorway waiting for whatever, and then the entire front of the building comes down on him out of a clear blue sky. You hope he made it, but it's impossible to see how.

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Thu Aug 13, 2015, 06:39 AM

3. That must have been terrifying

Damn!

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