TIANJIN, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Guo Shengkun, Minister of Public Security, once again visited the blast site in Tianjin on Friday to direct rescue operations, urging all-out efforts to search and save lives.
Blasts ripped through a warehouse storing dangerous chemicals in Tianjin on Wednesday night, killing at least 50 people and injuring more than 700.
He stressed that rescue operations must be conducted in an efficient and scientific way.
Guo said he was very gratified on knowing the successful rescue of a 19-year-old firefighter named Zhou Ti, and urged persistent efforts in searching and rescuing people.
Guo urged authorities to ensure the injured be treated in a timely and proper manner with the best medical resources.
He stressed expertise must be used to to quench the fire as early as possible and prevent secondary accidents.
Guo also called for psychological support and counseling service for the injured and family members of the victims.
BEIJING, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang have urged all-out efforts to save the injured and minimize casualties in the Tianjin blast.
In an instruction, President Xi ordered local authorities in Tianjin to spare no effort to treat the injured, search for the missing and contain the fire. Xi and Li also commanded a work group led by Public Security Minister Guo Shengkun to direct rescue operation and emergency response. Full story
TIANJIN, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Fire fighters, soldiers, doctors and civilians are racing against the clock to save the injured and contain fires 24 hours after two massive explosions at a warehouse in Tianjin Municipality, north China. Full story
BEIJING, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Authorities tasked with marine monitoring announced there were no hazardous chemicals detected in waters off the blast site in north China's port city Tianjin on Friday.
A statement from the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said major measurement of seawater composition did not show any anomaly compared with historical records.Full Story
TIANJIN, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- A deadly warehouse blast in Tianjin on Wednesday night has left 17 people dead and more than 400 injured. Following is some information of the logistic company that owns the warehouses.
According to the company's official website, Tianjin Dongjiang Port Rui Hai International Logistics Co. Ltd. was founded in 2011 and is a storage and distribution center of containers of dangerous goods at the Tianjin Port. Full Story
TIANJIN, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Air quality remains normal in the region near the warehouse which was destroyed by blasts Wednesday night, the Tianjin environmental bureau said.
The city immediately began to monitor the air and water quality after the blast, setting 17 monitoring stations for air and five for water, according to the bureau.Full Story
TIANJIN, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Several containers caught fire before the warehouse explosion at Tianjin Port on Wednesday night, authorities said on Thursday.
Firefighters arrived at the port at around 11:06 p.m. following a report that containers were on fire, said Zhou Tian, head of Tianjin's public security bureau's fire department at a press conference on Thursday afternoon.Full Story
TIANJIN, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- A team of 214 military specialists in handling nuclear and biochemical materials has arrived in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin following Wednesday's warehouse explosion, thought to have been caused by volatile chemicals on site.
The personnel, all from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Beijing Military Area Command, left Beijing at noon on Thursday, led by Deputy General Chief of Staff Wang Zhengrong.Full Story