Chemical experts arrive as death toll in Tianjin blasts rises to 50

(From Beijing Daily)

A team of 214 military specialists in handling nuclear and biochemical materials has arrived in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin following Wednesday’s warehouse explosion, thought to have been caused by volatile chemicals on site.

A general view of the destruction after a large explosion rocked the port area of Tianjin

A general view of the destruction after a large explosion rocked the port area of Tianjin

As of 7.20 pm, the death toll has risen to 50, including 12 fire fighters. About 701 people have been admitted to hospital, among whom 71 are severely injured.The personnel, all from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Beijing Military Area Command, left Beijing at noon Thursday. Read More



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