A fireball ripped through the night sky above Tianjin, China, after a fire apparently caused a massive explosion at a flammable goods warehouse at the city's port.
The blast - one smaller explosion followed by a huge one - triggered a wave that could be felt miles away, people told the media, smashing apartment windows and damaging vehicles. People, some bleeding, were seen fleeing the area in videos posted on social media sites.
Here are the images captured of the devastating explosions and its aftermath.
—By CNBC.com Staff
Posted 13 August 2015
Vehicles are seen burning against the backdrop of explosions in Tianjin's Binhai New Area, a 'growth district' created in the 1990s that is home to a number of multinational companies.
An injured man stands gazing at an ambulance outside a hospital following the explosion.
An injured blast survivor is brought to the hospital.
Smoke billows behind rows of cars burnt-out by the blast wave at the Binhai New Area.
The aftermath of the double explosion, most likely caused by flammable goods in a warehouse.
Damaged containers lie in a canal at the site of the explosion.
A man looks at a row of damaged cars outside a residential building, with debris from the explosion littering the scene.
A man looks on as thick grey smoke billows from the site of the explosion.