Tianjin blast death toll rises to 85, residents evacuated from nearby

Want China Times
Date: 2015-08-15
By: Xinhua

The death toll from the massive warehouse explosions in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin 20150815000133Wednesday night, has risen to 85 as of Friday night, including 21 firefighters, rescue headquarters said Saturday.

Meanwhile, 721 others have been hospitalized, including 25 critically wounded and 33 in serious condition.

Residents which had been relocated to an area near the blast site have been evacuated for fear of chemical pollutants in the air.

People who were relocated to the second primary school of the Tianjin Development Zone were transferred on Saturday morning, after receiving an alert of a wind change.     [FULL  STORY]

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