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WATCH: 19 buildings in China blown up in just 10 seconds

BEIJING: On Sunday, a total of 19 tall buildings were demolished in the space of 10 second in Wuhan, China. The buildings disappeared by a controlled explosion using five tonnes of explosives.

The up to 12-storey-high flats were making way for a huge new business district, including a 707-metre tall skyscraper.


Experts waited until dark had fallen before detonating demolition charges which brought down 150,000 square metres of concrete, glass and steel in 10 seconds.

The residents of the Hankou Binjiang estate had been moved out weeks before.


The area is close to the city centre and the demolition contractors had to make sure that when they brought down the buildings they did not damage a light rail viaduct nearby or a shopping mall and electricity sub-station.


Here is how the buildings were gone in 10 seconds.




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