Wrecked containers at the main area of a warehouse explosion in Tianjin port have been cleared out as of 8 September, announced the local government.
The remaining steel structures, frames, and other debris have been cleared after detection and decontamination, and will be melted down later, said the authorities.
Meanwhile, all buildings at the core area of the blast were torn down, and nearby pools of polluted water that formed during the blast are being cleaned and shipped out after safe treatment.
The clean-up work at the Tianjin port blast site is about to finish, local officials said on 7 September.
At present, the port is under normal operation. However, its throughput in August dropped 1.1 million from July, stating at 7.5 million tonnes, and its container volume last month plunged 27.9% year on year, showed data released by the port authority.
As of 9 September, the death toll of the blast rose to 163, when the remains of one of the 11 missing people from the Tianjin warehouse blasts was identified. There are still 10 people missing, including seven firemen and three civilians, and hundreds are still accepting medical treatment in hospitals.