Huge explosions in China's Tianjin port area kill 17, hurt 400




 
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Huge explosions in China's Tianjin port area kill 17, hurt 400
 
August 13th, 2015  
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Topic: Huge explosions in China's Tianjin port area kill 17, hurt 400


Huge explosions in China's Tianjin port area kill 17, hurt 400
By Joseph Campbell TIANJIN, China (Reuters) - Two massive explosions caused by flammable goods ripped through an industrial area in the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin late on Wednesday, killing 17 people and injuring as many as 400, official Chinese media reported. Authorities had lost contact with 36 firefighters on the scene, the official Beijing News newspaper reported, citing the Tianjin fire department. Fires were still burning after dawn, with photographs on Chinese news websites showing what appeared to be several destroyed buildings as well as torched cars at a multi-story car park inside a logistics base at Tianjin Port.




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