Death Toll in China Warehouse Blast in Tianjin Rises to 150

Death Toll in China Warehouse Blast in Tianjin Rises to 150

12:26 30.08.2015(updated 12:30 30.08.2015) Get short URL
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The death toll from a blast in northeastern China’s port city of Tianjin rose to 150 almost three weeks after warehouses holding dangerous chemicals had exploded, an official press release said Sunday.

BEIJING (Sputnik) — Two massive explosions occurred at Tianjin industrial warehouses on August 12, releasing toxic chemicals into the air and displacing tens of thousands. The damage is estimated $1.5 billion.

“As of 15:00 [7:00 GMT] August 30, the total death toll from the explosions has reached 150 people, all victims have been identified, another 23 people remain unaccounted for,” a document released by the rescue headquarters said.

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