China blasts toll rises to 150

Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) The death toll in the warehouse explosions in China’s Tianjin city has risen to 150 while 23 others still remain missing, rescue authorities said on Sunday.

The dead include 92 firefighters, 10 policemen and 48 others. The missing people include 12 firefighters, one policemen and 10 others.

A total of 367 people remain in hospital, including 20 in critical condition, reported Xinhua news agency.

Around 11.30 p.m. on August 12, two blasts ripped through a warehouse in Tianjin Port where large amounts of toxic chemicals were stored, including around 700 tonnes of sodium cyanide.

On Saturday, no excessive levels of pollutants were found in the air outside the exclusion zone, but high levels of cyanide were detected from water samples from inside the exclusion zone, with the worst about 23 times the level officially regarded as safe.

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