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300 injured, 13 dead in Chinese port explosion

3 years 7 months 1 week ago Wednesday, August 12 2015 Aug 12, 2015 August 12, 2015 4:44 PM August 12, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

TIANJIN, China - Police in the Chinese port city of Tianjin say at least 13 people have been killed in explosions sparked at a warehouse or dangerous materials.

The state-run Beijing News said on its website that that between 300 and 400 people had been admitted to hospitals in the city, east of Beijing. It says the explosions shattered windows and knocked off doors of buildings in the area.

Police in Tianjin said an initial blast took place late Wednesday night in shipping containers at a warehouse for hazardous materials owned by a logistics company.

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