A massive explosion has rocked Tianjin, China. Some reports state that it may have been caused by a large gasoline facility detonating, although the accuracy of these reports remains questionable. Supposedly there are casualties and emergency response crews are trying to get to the scene now.


We will update you as more info becomes available.

UPDATE 3:03PM EST: CNN reports the explosion came from a container that was at a port where flammable materials are stored.


UPDATE: 10:13PM EST: CNN reports the explosion has killed at least 17 people and wounded over 300. The warehouse that the explosion emanated from has been identified as one belonging to the Tianjin Dongjiang Port Rui Hai International Logistics Co. Ltd. There remains no clear cause of the explosion at this time although it is known that the company handles volatile chemicals and flammable materials at that site.

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