Warehouse blast rocks N China port city
TIANJIN, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Two firefighters were "out of contact" andanother four injured as of3:00 a.m. Thursday after an explosion ripped through awarehouse in north China's
Tianjin City, according to police authority.
According to the Sina Weibo post of the firefighting bureau under theMinistry of Public Security,The Tianjin firebrigade sent 12 teams afterreceiving fire report from Ruihai warehouse at theBinhai New Area at 10:50 p.m.Wednesday, which stores dangerous and chemical goods. Anexplosion occurred atthe site at 11:30 p.m. The brigade then sent another nine teams and 35fireengines as reinforecement.
The shockwaves were felt kilometers away, with some residents claimingtheir window glass andfish tanks shattered. People in neighborhoods nearby saidflames lit up the sky and the blasts withbig bang sent smoke and dust dozens ofmeters into the sky.
Lu Yun, head of the nearby Taida Hospital, said they have received morethan 50 woundedpeople, and more are coming. The injuries were mainly from brokenglass or stones. Some of theinjuries are serious.
The rescue operation is still going on. (英語文本 via CNTV)
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