17 killed, 400 injured in two massive explosions in China

August 13, 2015 3:25 AM

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17 killed, 400 injured in two massive explosions in China

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.

The blasts ripped through the Ruihai warehouse, which stores dangerous goods, at 11.20 PM local time on Thursday, following a fire report half an hour earlier. Fireballs erupted then ignited more explosions in companies nearby, according to rescuers, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

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