Tianjin blasts death toll rises to 165, eight missing

Tianjin, Sep 11 (IANS) The death toll from the massive Tianjin warehouse blasts rose to 165 after remains of one more firefighter were identified, the authorities said on Friday.

Eight people remain unaccounted for, including five firefighters, Xinhua reported.

A total of 99 firefighters, 11 police officers and 55 civilians died in the blasts.

Two blasts ripped through a warehouse at around 11:30 p.m. on August 12 in Tianjin Port, where large amounts of toxic chemicals were stored, including around 700 tonnes of sodium cyanide.

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