Tianjin: New Fires, Safety Hazards

Tianjin, China, is a major port city in northeastern China. The explosions happened where toxic chemicals and gas were stored in the port city of Tianjin.

21 August 2015

5:00PM Aug 21, 2015

By Brenda Goh, Reuters

Four new fires at Tianjin blast site, safety hazards found

Four new fires at Tianjin blast site, safety hazards found

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Four new fires have broken out at the site where two huge blasts last week killed 114 people, state media reported today soon after officials said safety hazards were found at almost 70 percent of firms handling dangerous chemicals in Beijing.

The explosions in a warehouse storing dangerous chemicals devastated an industrial park in the northeastern port city of Tianjin late on Aug 12. More than 700 people were injured and thousands were evacuated because of the risk posed by chemicals stored at the site.

The official Xinhua news agency said today rescue crews were rushing to the site after four new fires broke out. It said one of the ‘combustion points’ was in a logistics site for automobiles near last week’s blast.

The other three were within the central blast area, it said, without giving any explanation of the cause of the fires.

State authorities have confirmed that more than 700 tonnes of the deadly chemical sodium cyanide were stored at the Tianjin warehouse that blew up.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/309423

Is the mass fish death linked to the ?

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Fire destroys warehouse in China a week after deadly

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Cyanide levels ‘356 times higher than permitted’ found at site– Chinese official

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Death toll in rises to 116, including 65 firemen, 7 policemen; 60 remain missing as of Fri afternoon.

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15 August 2015

: Death toll rises to 104 from blasts

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– 21 killed, many still no answers for families 3 days into search for survivors

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China on Facebook: slapped, possibly stored in site

Armed police officers who have been fighting at site take turns to rest Fri night

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China warns of change of wind spreading toxic substances at blast site

Chinese police have for the first time confirmed deadly sodium cyanide at the site of the blasts, an industrial zone.

China warns of change of wind spreading toxic substances at site

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4:13 PM, August 15, 2015

SHANGHAI – China warned residents near the site of two huge explosions who had taken refuge in a school to evacuate on Saturday when the wind changed direction, and suggested they wear long trousers and face masks.

The advisory came from the official microblog of the branch of the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China in the northeastern port of Tianjin.

Several days ago, authorities said the wind was blowing in the direction of the sea, minimizing the risk to residents.

http://www.todayonline.com/world/china-warns-change-wind-spreading-toxic-substances-blast-site

Deadly sodium cyanide confirmed at site as new, small explosions heard

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Several New Explosions heard in

Before and After,

A huge hole is seen at the core area of blasts in this aerial photo. Death toll rises to 85

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Over 360 social media accounts were suspended or shut down for spreading rumors after : CAC said Friday.

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Death toll rises to at least 85 in huge China blasts

Death toll in Tianjin blasts rises to 85: Xinhua

Barry Keohane retweeted The Associated Press

Is that the China reported toll or actual toll

Barry Keohane added,

death toll hits 85 amid fears of toxic contamination in via

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Death toll in rises to 85: Xinhua

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ภาพถ่ายทางอากาศหลุมขนาดใหญ่บริเวณใจกลางการระเบิดที่เมืองเทียนจิน ยอดผู้เสียชีวิต 85 ราย [ChinaXinhua]

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14 August 2015

RESPONSE FROM THE PUBLIC. More photos and videos.

UPDATE: Rescuers pull one survivor from wreckage

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12:07 PM, August 14, 2015

TIANJIN, China – Rescuers on Friday pulled one survivor from the wreckage of a warehouse in northeast China’s Tianjin that was hit by two massive blasts, a city official told reporters at a briefing.

http://www.todayonline.com/world/rescuers-pull-one-survivor-blast-wreckage-chinas-tianjin

Rescued 19-year-old firefighter Zhou Ti has stable vital signs

Warehouse explosion in Tianjin port kills scores – South China Morning Post via

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Tianjin Explosions Point to Risk of Storing Toxic Chemicals * 54

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Asia: VIDEO: ‘Horror and disbelief’ over Tianjin: The BBC’s John Sudworth reports from…

Chinese Port City Searches for Clues After Devastating Blasts: Co., said in a disclosure that operations were …

Military sends chemical specialists to Tianjin blast site

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Sunshinedeer donate Mask,glove,etc for Tianjin hospital

Volunteers distributing food and water to people outside hospital. A lot of serious injuries after

A school in is being used to provide temporary shelter for victims of the blast

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citizens praying for the fallen in the warehouse explosion

glad that this made it safe from the

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Proud of the firefighters.

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Terry Cooke retweeted IBTimes UK

Pictures communicate what the imagination fails to comprehend …

Terry Cooke added,

New video comes in as death toll rises in but then, I’d be cursing too.

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Tam hermosas que se ven las nubes de hongo pero cuanta tragedia provocan.

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Light rail 1km from the explosion site shut down after blasts

14 August 2015

[CNN] Blasts rocks northern Chinese city of Tianjin (09:19pm JST)

DW Blog: Eyewitnesses document the explosion on social media

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China blast warehouse owner violated packaging safety tests in 2013

The state-backed China Daily newspaper said Ruihai Logistics was a private company and that its manager had been detained by police.

According to a report by government environmental inspectors in 2014, the facility was designed to store several dangerous chemicals including sodium cyanide, classified as “extremely harmful”, as well as chemicals including explosives sodium nitrate and potassium nitrate.

: China blast warehouse owner had violated packaging safety tests in 2013

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Photographers walk near the charred remains of a warehouse and new cars after an explosion at a warehouse in northeastern China’s Tianjin municipality, Thursday, Aug 13, 2015. Photo: AP

9:27 PM, August 13, 2015

SHANGHAI – A Chinese company that specializes in handling dangerous goods and owns the Tianjin port warehouse where two massive explosions killed dozens of people violated packaging standards during a safety inspection two years ago, the safety bureau said.

Of 4,325 containers owned by Tianjin Dongjiang Port Ruihai International Logistics that were checked, five failed the inspection because packaging was sub-standard, the Tianjin Maritime Safety Administration said.

A warehouse belonging to Ruihai Logistics has been identified by the official Xinhua news agency as the site of the explosions late on Wednesday that were so large, they were seen by satellites in space.

The administration examined thousands of containers owned by Ruihai Logistics, which describes itself as a government-approved firm specializing in handling “dangerous goods”, and four other companies, according to a report posted on the administration’s website in January last year.

The report said it had inspected more than 14,000 containers in total and found that 29 from the five firms had failed the packaging checks, with the main problem being inappropriate “danger” labeling.

The inspection report did not provide further details about what was wrong with the packaging.

http://www.todayonline.com/world/china-blast-warehouse-owner-violated-packaging-safety-tests-2013

PICTURES: have left behind crumpled ship containers, burnt-out cars & buildings

Heroes of Tianjin: firefighters battle blasts on the frontlines

Heroes of Tianjin: firefighters battle blasts on the frontlines

Heroes of Tianjin: firefighters battle blasts on the frontlines

This is not a movie. This is reality in

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The day after… Disaster site

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Thousands of cars are destroyed near the site of huge explosions, which rocked the Binhai New Area in north China’s Tianjin Municipality at around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

Death toll from blasts in Tianjin rises to 44, more than 500 injured

UPDATE: Death toll from blasts in rises to 44, more than 500 injured

Twelve firefighters were among the dead, the agency said, citing rescue officials. Of those injured, 66 were in critical condition.

Firefighting efforts at the explosion site were suspended on Thursday due to a lack of clarity about the contents and amount of the “dangerous goods” in the warehouse where the explosions occurred.  The Binhai New District government in Tianjin announced the suspension on Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like social networking site in China.

President Xi Jinping had urged “all-out efforts to rescue victims and extinguish fire,” as the blaze raged at the site where more people were feared to be trapped.

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/seven-dead-in-tianjin-warehouse-blast-chinese-state-media

another Arial view of City~Horchin Huslen

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UPDATE: 9 firefighters among 17 killed in in

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No reports of S’poreans sustaining heavy injuries from : MFA

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: China suspends firefighting efforts at warehouse explosion: Government statement

11:30 AM, August 13, 2015

SHANGHAI – Firefighting efforts at China’s warehouse explosion site have been suspended due to lack of clarity about the contents and amount of the “dangerous goods” in the warehouse, according to a local government statement on Thursday.

The Binhai New District government in Tianjin city made the announcement on its official weibo.

The official People’s Daily newspaper said the death toll was 17 while other state media said six firefighters were among the dead.

CCTV said on its website about 100 fire trucks had been sent to the scene. Several fire trucks had been destroyed and nearby firefighters wept as they worked to extinguish flames, the Beijing News said.

: Authorities lost contact with 36 firefighters on the scene, local media reports

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location. Residential towers located approximately 750-1200m WSW.

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satellite map shows that there are many tanks close to the explosion spot in tianjin.

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At Least 17 Dead As Huge Warehouse Blasts Hit Chinese Port

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At least 17 dead in massive blast that rocks ‘s Tianjin

A car park full of brand new Beatles car completely destroyed nearby site.

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Massive explosions have hit ‘s northern city of ,at least 17 people dead,hundreds injured

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The aftermath of the . Courtesy of .

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Explosions in China’s Tianjin port area kill 17, injure 400

YAHOO! NEWS

TIANJIN, China (AP) — The latest on the explosions in China’s port city of Tianjin (all times local):

6 a.m.

There were scenes of devastation as dawn broke over the northeastern Chinese city of Tianjin after huge explosions rocked the port city later Wednesday night. Windows were blown out of high rise apartments and office buildings were destroyed. A fireball appears to have swept through a parking lot of 1,000 new Renault cars, with the paint burned off and the cars left charred.

2:45 a.m

Police in the Chinese port city of Tianjin say at least seven people have been killed in explosions sparked at a warehouse or dangerous materials.

The state-run Beijing News said on its website that that between 300 and 400 people had been admitted to hospitals in the city, east of Beijing. It says the explosions shattered windows and knocked off doors of buildings in the area.

Police in Tianjin said an initial blast took place late Wednesday night in shipping containers at a warehouse for hazardous materials owned by a logistics company.

http://news.yahoo.com/latest-police-least-7-dead-tianjin-explosion-202632139.html

Devastating Tianjin explosion last night leaving at least 17dead. RIP

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GladWeHave OSHA MT Sina Weibo users document huge explosion bloody aftermath.

天津大爆炸17死約400傷……內有影片(不斷更新)
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‪#‎今日中國報‬

Tianjin 17 dead and about 400 injured the big bang … … In the film (constantly updated) http://www.chinapress.com.my/node/645765 # China today newspaper
中國天津濱海新區開發區一個危險品倉庫,昨晚(12日)約11時30分失火引發大爆炸……
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Bloody faces, broken buildings captured on Chinese social media after explosion

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Dozens of people, including some firefighters, reportedly injured in Tianjin explosion.

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