Residents demand compensation in Tianjin blasts

August 17, 2015 6:51 AM

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Residents demand compensation in Tianjin blasts

TIANJIN, China (AP) — About a hundred people whose residences were damaged in the massive Tianjin blasts gathered Monday for a protest to demand compensation from the government as the death toll from the disaster rose to 114 with 70 still missing.

The blasts last Wednesday night originated at a warehouse for hazardous material, where hundreds of tons of sodium cyanide — a toxic chemical that can form combustible substances on contact with water — were being stored in amounts that violated safety rules. That has prompted contamination fears an...

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