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China explosion: 'I woke in a panic and the sky was red'

An eyewitness has described the moment a huge explosion hit a major port and industrial area in China's northern city of Tianjin.

Monica Andrews says she woke up in a panic and initially thought it was an earthquake.

Her friend Cara Carnello caught the explosion on her mobile phone, it shows a huge fireball and a billowing cloud of smoke.

  • 12 Aug 2015