Amateur footage shows moment huge explosion occurred
Amateur footage shows the moment a huge explosion in China tore through an industrial area, leaving devastation in its wake.
The official Xinhua News agency said the initial explosion triggered other blasts at nearby businesses. The National Earthquake Bureau reported two major blasts before midnight, the first with an equivalent of three tons of TNT, and the second with the equivalent of 21 tons.
Photos taken by bystanders and circulating on microblogs show a gigantic fireball high in the sky with a mushroom-cloud. Other photos on state media outlets showed a sea of fire that painted the night sky bright orange, with tall plumes of smoke.
About 1.2 miles from the explosion site was the luxury Fifth Avenue apartment complex on a road strewn with broken glass and pieces of charred metal thrown from explosion. Like surrounding buildings, the Mediterranean style complex had all its windows blown out and some of its surfaces were scorched.
Amateur footage from the area shows the moment the huge explosion occurred.