112 dead in toxic China blast zone

August 17, 2015 4:04 AM

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112 dead in toxic China blast zone

Emergency workers yesterday pulled more bodies from a massive blast site in the Chinese port of Tianjin, pushing the death toll to 112, as teams scrambled to clear chemical contamination.

More than 700 people were injured, and 95 people, including dozens of firefighters, are missing, after a fire and a rapid succession of blasts hit a warehouse for hazardous chemicals in the industrial area of Tianjin, 120km east of Beijing on Wednesday.

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