State media: China firm used connections to build hazmat storage, which exploded, killing 114

August 19, 2015 12:36 PM

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State media: China firm used connections to build hazmat storage, which exploded, killing 114

Residents demanding compensation for damages to their homes after an explosion at the Tianjin port protest outside a hotel where media press conferences are held in northeastern China's Tianjin municipality on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. The blasts originated at a warehouse for hazardous material, where 700 tons of sodium cyanide — a toxic chemical that can form combustible substances on contact with water — was being stored in amounts that violated safety rules. (AP Photo/Paul Traynor) (The Associated Press)

Residents demanding compensation for damages to their homes after an explosion at the Tianjin port protest outside a hotel where media press conferences are held in northeastern China's Tianjin municipality Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. The blasts originated at a warehouse for hazardous material, where ...

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