17 killed, 400 injured in China port explosions

August 13, 2015 3:25 AM

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17 killed, 400 injured in China port explosions

At least 17 people have been killed and over 400 injured in two massive explosions followed by heavy fire at a warehouse containing chemical and toxic materials in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin, state media reported today.

The blasts ripped through the Ruihai warehouse, which stores dangerous goods, at 11.20 pm local time yesterday, following a fire report half an hour earlier.

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