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Live: Massive blasts in Tianjin leave 56 dead, fires under control

(People's Daily Online)    13:45, August 14, 2015

Death toll rises to 56 from Tianjin blasts

The death toll has risen to 56, including 21 firemen, from massive warehouse explosions that hit north China's Tianjin city Wednesday night, local authorities said Friday.

At least 21 firefighters killed in Tianjin blasts

At least 21 firefighters have died in the line of duty as of Friday afternoon after two massive explosions, on Wednesday, ripped through a warehouse in northern Chinese port city of Tianjin.

Massive blasts in Tianjin leave 55 dead, fires under control

The official death toll from Wednesday night's massive explosions at the Port of Tianjin now sits at 55. At least 18 others are listed as missing.Of the over 700 people hospitalized, at least 70 remain in critical condition.

Volunteers stay up late to offer a helping hand to blast victims in Tianjin

24 hours after the blasts, hundreds of volunteers helped to maintain the order in front of the Taida International Hospital in Tianjin, north China at 11:30 p.m. Aug 12, 2015. Some of them had been busy for the whole day. A lot of relief supplies had been sent to the scene.All medical workers in the hospital work overtime to help the victims. The hospital provides free treatment to all injured people. 

Small explosion happened at the Tianjin blast site around 11:28 Fri Beijing time

Another small explosion happened at the Tianjin blast site around 11:28 Fri Beijing time. White smoke emanated.

Firefighter saved from the blast site concerned about the safety of his comrades

A survivor rescued at 7:05 a.m. Friday at the Tianjin blasts site was identified as a firefighter. The search continues for those still missing, municipal authorities said.

Tianjin warehouse before and after the blasts

Combination of imagery shows smoke from the explosion in Tianjin, China (bottom) and the same area before the explosion(top).

Aerial photos show the center of the site of Tianjin blasts 


Chemicals at a container terminal exploded in International Logistics Center at the Port of Tianjin at 11:20 p. m. on Aug. 12, 2015.Two blasts happened in the process of fire fighting, leaving some people trapped. Search and rescue is still going on. 

1 survivor rescued from Tianjin blasts

One survivor of the Tianjin blasts was rescued at 7:05 a.m. Friday, authorities said.

Salute the hero: 18-year-old firefighter killed in Tianjin blasts

18-year-old firefighter Yuan Hai was killed in the massive explosion in Tianjin on Wednesday night. He joined the army in September 2014. (Photo from Weibo)

Full video: Tianjin gov't hold press conference on explosion

A press conference relate to the explosion at Binhai district is held in Tianjin, north China, Aug. 13, 2015. Several containers caught fire before the warehouse explosion at Tianjin Port on Wednesday night, authorities said on Thursday. A total of 3,500 people have been relocated to 10 nearby schools, Zhang Yong, head of the Binhai district government said.(Xinhua/Zhang Chenlin)

Almost Ten thousands New Cars Ruined in Tianjin Blasts

Almost ten thousand new cars were ruined following powerful blasts in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin, with Renault and Volkswagen suffering the most, according to Caixin.

Clock in Tianjin Stopped at Exactly the Time when Blasts Happened

This clock stopped working at exactly 11:40pm when the massive Tianjin explosions occurred on Wednesday night, due to explosion shockwaves. The time when the tragedy takes place is forever sealed in this man-made machine.

200 Air Forces Personnel Arrive In Tianjin for Emergency Relief Efforts

About 200 officers and soldiers from China’s Air Force have arrived in Tianjin earlier Thursday morning to provide emergency support and give out food and supplies to victims of the blast, according to Military News online.

China’s Work Safety Watchdog: Cause of Tianjin Blast Pending

An official from China’s State Administration of Work Safety says that the cause of the Tianjin blast on Wednesday is still pending, because the fire at the scene has not been completely put out, according to Xinhua.

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