New blasts at Tianjin site, death toll rises to 104

World Today

China’s energy watchdog on Saturday demanded safety checks on facilities and systems that involve dangerous chemicals or explosives following the deadly Tianjin blasts.

Facilities involved include hydrogen generation stations, ammonia producing systems, fuel tanks, warehouses storing volatile chemicals and explosives, coal pulverizing and natural gas systems, according to a notice issued by the National Energy Administration.

The repeated emphasis on work safety followed the massive explosions at a warehouse storing dangerous chemicals in north China’s Tianjin City on Wednesday night, killing at least 104 people and injuring more than 720.

The State Council Work Safety Commission on Friday said the blasts revealed a lack of safety awareness among businesses, weak emergency response and poor supervision by authorities.

Story compiled from Xinhua News.


Tianjin warehouse explosions: Potential water contamination eyes
Tianjin monitoring teams have sealed some reservoirs to prevent possibly contaminated water from flowing into Bohai Bay as an investigation into the cause of two deadly explosions in the port city continues. CCTV’s Zhang Nini filed this report.

Tianjin warehouse explosions- Potential water contamination eyes

Tianjin monitoring teams have sealed some reservoirs to prevent possibly contaminated water from flowing into Bohai Bay as an investigation into the cause of two deadly explosions in the port city continues.