China Tianjin blasts: Evacuation of residents ordered

August 15, 2015 6:13 AM

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The Chinese authorities have ordered the evacuation of residents within a 3km radius of the Tianjin blast site over fears of chemical contamination.

The official Xinhua news agency said the evacuation was prompted by the threat of "toxic substances" spreading.

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