Dozen Killed, Hundreds Injured by Blast in China

Warehouse fire believed to be the source of explosion that rattled neighborhoods for miles.
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We begin with the horrific scene in China. A series of deadly explosions so powerful they could be seen from space. Several dead, hundreds injured tonight. And you can see one of the explosions right there. The blast spotted and heard from miles away. So many reports tonight, the explosions felt like a major Earth quake. And you can see the aftermath coming in now, homes, buildings, entire neighborhoods on fire. It's believed it was an explosion at a warehouse storing hazardous materials. We have late details coming in at this hour. ABC's bob woodruff is in China leading us off. Reporter: The mushroom cloud, eating up the night sky tonight. Hundreds injured. Many still missing. The horror beginning just before 11:00 P.M. A fire at a warehouse storing hazardous material in the port city of tianjin. Within 15 minutes firefighters respond, but the worst is yet to come. 11:30 P.M., two explosions, one after the other. Miles away, people watch from their windows. Seconds later, the force of the blast sweeping them off their feet. Scientists say it packed the power of 21 tons of tnt and could be felt more than six miles away. This man, captured on surveillance video moments before the front of a building caves in. In the streets, dazed residents using blankets to cover their mouths, clutching their children. Hospitals soon flooded with victims. At least 13 people dead and reports of three to four hundred injured. As of tonight, first responders canvas burning neighborhoods looking for signs of life. David, these explosions were so powerful that weather satellites were actually able to see them from space. On the ground everyone within miles of the disaster is being evacuated just in case this danger is not over. Bob woodruff in China for us, thank you.

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