UPDATE: ABC News (http://abcn.ws/1P7fh9W) reports wo explosions rocked the northern Chinese city of Tianjin late Wednesday, local time, killing at least 13 people, according to local authorities.
The first blast happened at 11:30 p.m., followed by a second explosion just 30 seconds later, according to a statement from the Tianjin Fire Department. At least 13 people were killed, according to CCTV in China, and many residents were evacuated. China’s official Xinhua news agency reports on Twitter that there are “hundreds hospitalized.”
A massive explosion rocked the Chinese port city of Tianjin in the northeastern section of the country.
The Independent reported that local media reports suggest that the explosions may have been at a gas or oil storage facility.
Exact casualties numbers are not clear, but the report estimated between 300 and 400 people were injured.
Photos and video on social media show enormous flames lighting up the sky.