China detains 11 people over Tianjin blast

August 27, 2015 1:24 PM

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Chinese authorities on Thursday formally detained the president of Tianjin Port and 10 other officials deemed responsible for the chemicals warehouse explosion that killed at least 139 people this month.

Authorities are under pressure from the public to explain the speed and apparent irregularities in the issuing of permits for the company that owned the warehouse, which Chinese media have linked to the son of a former official in charge of security at Tianjin Port. Also unexplained is whether the r...

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