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Tianjin Explosion
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subego
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Aug 12, 2015, 09:55 PM
 
I'm at a loss for words.


The following doesn't show direct death, but it's hard to imagine the person filming it survived. AFAICT, it only exists because it was shot with an app that uploads as it's shooting.

http://i.imgur.com/eaCZZgT.jpg
     
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Aug 12, 2015, 11:52 PM
 
Crazy. But not the last thing that will blow up in China.

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Aug 13, 2015, 02:33 AM
 
44 confirmed dead so far.

Tianjin blast: Daylight images reveal extent of devastation - BBC News

Look at all of those VWs.
{{{ mindwaves }}}
     
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Aug 13, 2015, 10:18 AM
 
I guess worker safety isn't so important there?
     
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Aug 13, 2015, 10:21 AM
 
What a tragedy, and one helluva explosion.
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Aug 13, 2015, 11:20 AM
 
Oh. geez. There is something about watching the last thing that person saw that feels wrong.

Rather disturbing.
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Aug 13, 2015, 11:51 AM
 
Originally Posted by design219 View Post
Oh. geez. There is something about watching the last thing that person saw that feels wrong.

Rather disturbing.
This just clicked as I saw the last few frames - really horrible feeling.
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Aug 13, 2015, 03:43 PM
 
Holy shit.

Also, when shit hits the fan, don't film. Run. Poor guy who shot this.
     
subego  (op)
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Aug 13, 2015, 04:55 PM
 
Sadly, I think everybody filming everything is a new enough phenomena you needed something like this to happen for the wisdom of your warning to enter the general consciousness.
     
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Aug 13, 2015, 06:11 PM
 
I'm hoping this is from a webcam. There is camera movement, but it roughly tracks with movement of nearby buildings. That the camera is shaking because what it's mounted to is shaking. Unfortunately, if it was from a webcam, why didn't the footage start right before the explosion?
     
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Aug 13, 2015, 10:19 PM
 
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Aug 14, 2015, 08:59 AM
 
...ebaums world is still a thing?
     
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Aug 14, 2015, 09:01 AM
 
that's a flashback right there.
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Aug 14, 2015, 12:58 PM
 
stealing other people's content since 1998.
     
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Aug 14, 2015, 01:34 PM
 
It appears the magnitude of it, as reported by the Chinese gov't, was slightly underrated.

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Aug 14, 2015, 02:45 PM
 
eBaum was the first source I stumbled on. I was surprised too.

I've never seen an explosion that big on video before that wasn't a nuke.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Aug 14, 2015, 02:55 PM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
eBaum was the first source I stumbled on. I was surprised too.

I've never seen an explosion that big on video before that wasn't a nuke.
Never watched a Michael Bay film, eh?
     
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Aug 14, 2015, 04:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Never watched a Michael Bay film, eh?

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Aug 14, 2015, 05:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Never watched a Michael Bay film, eh?
I'm not sure he's topped that without CGI.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
   
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