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China Explosion

At least 50 people were killed and hundreds more injured by a series of enormous explosions at a hazardous materials warehouse in the northeastern Chinese port city of Tianjin late Wednesday. Pictures and videos showed gigantic plumes of fire and a mushroom cloud that dwarfed nearby high-rise buildings and sent a massive shock wave that rattled residents several kilometers from the blast site. Sarah Williams spoke with VOA Beijing correspondent Bill Ide.