By MarEx 2015-08-12 19:13:13
A fireball erupted at a warehouse for dangerous goods in the northeastern Chinese Port of Tianjin on Wednesday evening. At least seven people, possibly double that number, have died, and 300-400 people have been admitted to hospital.
Two firefighters are reported missing, and six have been wounded.
The explosion occurred in shipping containers that contained a shipment of explosives in the warehouse, reports Xinhua news agency. The blast was felt miles away.
China’s industrial safety record has been called into question. In July, 15 people died when an illegal fireworks warehouse exploded in the northern Hebei province.