China has formally detained a dozen people over huge explosions in the city of Tianjin this month that killed at least 139 people, and has accused 11 officials and port executives of suspected dereliction of duty or abuse of power. Anger over safety standards is growing in China, after three[…]
China on Saturday evacuated residents who had taken refuge in a school near the site of two huge explosions, state media said, after a change in wind direction prompted fears that toxic chemical particles could be blown inland. The evacuation came as a fire broke out again at the site[…]
The massive explosions in China’s northern city of Tianjin are now known to have killed at least 50 people. More than 700 have been injured and hospitals are struggling to cope with the number of casualties. The blasts, at a warehouse storing toxic chemicals, destroyed tower blocks and burned out[…]
Explosions at a warehouse for dangerous materials in the northeastern Chinese port of Tianjin have killed at least 44 people, including at least a dozen firefighters, and injured nearly 400 and sent shockwaves through the city. Chinese state news said the blasts started late on Wednesday after a container of “hazardous[…]
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