China Explosion: Daylight Shows Devastation in Tianjin, At Least 17 Dead

August 13, 2015 3:25 AM

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China Explosion: Daylight Shows Devastation in Tianjin, At Least 17 Dead

Chinese authorities have ordered a rapid rescue effort and a thorough investigation into a series of powerful explosions in the port city of Tianjin that killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 200, state media reported.

Chinese President Xi Jinping promised severe punishment if anyone is found to have been at fault, according to state media.

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