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China arrests 12 over Tianjin blasts – Xinhua

Aug 27, 2015 - 12:24 PM

The official Xinhua news agency says the 12 formally held include the chairman and senior managers of the firm whose chemical storage facility exploded in the northern city of Tianjin two weeks ago

BLAST ZONE. An aerial view of a large hole in the ground in the aftermath of a huge explosion that rocked the port city of Tianjin, China, August 15, 2015. Stringer/EPA

China blast death toll rises to 129 almost 2 weeks on

Aug 24, 2015 - 6:32 PM

There are still 44 people missing and 610 are in hospital 39 of them critically injured the official Xinhua news agency reports

BURNING. A screenshot of a footage made available on August 14, 2015 shows smoke billowing from burning containers after an explosions at a seaport in Tianjin, China, August 13, 2015. Xu Li/EPA

Rain on China blast city raises pollution fears

Aug 18, 2015 - 2:17 PM

Rain complicates clean up efforts and heightens fears about toxic contamination as ceremonies are held to mark the disaster s 114 deaths

GRIM TASK. Soldiers, policemen and paramilitary policemen attend a mourning service for the victims in the 12 August chemical explosions at the blast site in Tianjin, China, August 18, 2015. Ryan Tong/EPA

Mass clean-up after China blasts trigger cyanide fears

Aug 17, 2015 - 11:51 AM

UPDATED The editorials and commentary pieces echo frustrations voiced by Tianjin residents victims relatives and netizens over the slow release of information

HAZARD ZONE. A fireman wearing a gas mask searches the area of a huge explosion that rocked the port city of Tianjin, China, August 15, 2015. Wu Hong/EPA

'Hundreds of tons' of cyanide at China blasts site

Aug 16, 2015 - 3:50 PM

The military s statement is the first official confirmation of the presence of the chemical at the hazardous goods storage facility at the center of the blast

BLAST SITE. An aerial view of a large hole in the ground in the aftermath of a huge explosion that rocked the port city of Tianjin, China, August 15, 2015. Stringer/EPA

China chemical blasts: What we know so far

Aug 16, 2015 - 12:16 PM

Questions and answers explaining what is known about the August 12 Tianjin blasts

MEGA EXPLOSION. A screen grab from taken from state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) footage on August 12, 2015 shows a huge explosion in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin. CCTV/AFP

China blasts toll rises to 112 – state media

Aug 16, 2015 - 11:36 AM

More than 700 people have also been hospitalized as a result of Wednesday s blasts

Local people pray for victims as they lay the flowers and light candles outside the Taida hospital after a huge explosion rocked the port city of Tianjin, China, 15 August 2015. Photo by Wu Hong/EPA

China battles fires, contamination at chemical blast site

Aug 14, 2015 - 2:48 PM

Up to 1 000 firefighters are still struggling to extinguish blazes at the site with smoke billowing from 3 areas adding to uncertainty over whether more chemicals may be leaking

SEARCHING. Rescuers search amongst debris after a huge explosion rocked Tianjin, China, August 14, 2015. Photo by Wu Hong/EPA

Huge China explosions leave at least 50 dead

Aug 13, 2015 - 7:34 AM

5th UDPATE The blast was so huge it shattered glass up to 3 kilometers away and was picked up by a weather satellite

MEGA EXPLOSION. A screen grab from taken from state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) footage on August 12, 2015 shows a huge explosion in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin. CCTV/AFP

Body of missing CDO rafting tourist found

Jun 15, 2014 - 11:03 PM

The body of Aizza Balbin is found in a formation of limestone rocks still wearing her lifevest

FATAL ADVENTURE. Because of the incident, the Cagayan de Oro city government is rethinking the adventure rafting industry so important to its tourism. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/ Rappler

At least 47 dead, 18,000 evacuated after China oil pipe blast

Nov 23, 2013 - 11:16 AM

The pipeline run by state owned oil company sprang a leak and exploded on November 22

PIPELINE BLAST. This picture taken in Qingdao on November 22, 2013 shows the damage after an oil pipeline exploded. CHINA OUT/AFP PHOTO