Authorities call for extreme efforts in rescue operation in Tianjin

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In this image taken from a video footage from AP Video, a woman holds up a photo of her son, a missing firefighter, outside a hotel where officials held a daily media conferences in northeastern China’s Tianjin municipality Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. Angry relatives of the missing firefighters and local residents whose homes are destroyed by the blasts showed up at a government news conference Sunday to demand information and accountability. (AP Video via AP)

A press conference was held on Sunday morning to provide the latest information on the Tianjin disaster. Authorities say they’re continuing all-out efforts in the search and rescue operation.

CCTV’s Nathan Rodgers filed this report.

Authorities call for extreme efforts in rescue operation in Tianjin

A press conference was held on Sunday morning to provide the latest information on the Tianjin disaster. Authorities say they're continuing all-out efforts in the search and rescue operation.

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  • Days after the explosions, 112 bodies have been found. Twenty-four of them have already been identified.
  • Ninety- five people remain unaccounted for including 85 firefighters.
  • Nearly 2,000 people have now been mobilized to investigate hazardous chemicals at the epicenter of the blast and to search for survivors. These include members of China’s nuclear biological chemical emergency response team, as well as technical experts and medics. Cranes, excavating equipment, and other specialist tools are also now on site.

Hospitals dealing with many injured

Four days after the deadly blast in Tianjin, 722 people remained hospitalized, including 58 in critical or serious conditions. The Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission says they have brought in burns experts to help treat critical patients.
CCTV’s Audrey Siek filed this report.

Hospitals dealing with many injured

Four days after the deadly blast in Tianjin, 722 people remained hospitalized, including 58 in critical or serious conditions. The Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission says they have brought in burns experts to help treat critical patients.