EXPLOSION IN CHINA

01/08/2015

Explosion in China

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Video Source: CNN

Tianjin, China (CNN)New explosions rocked Tianjin on Saturday at the site of a previous chemical warehouse fire and explosions that killed dozens in China this week, state media reported. 

Fire has reignited there, sending thick plumes of black smoke into the sky, according to Xinhua news agency. 

Authorities evacuated all persons within three kilometers (1.8 miles), Beijing News reported, citing Armed Police. CNN has reported at least one disaster recovery shelter located within the new evacuation radius.

The original spectacular blasts on Wednesday, one of which was the equivalent of more than 20 tons of TNT exploding, left at least 85 dead, more than 700 injured and thousands homeless, officials say.

Flames had appeared to be largely extinguished by Friday, but residents were still worried about lingering contamination after the previous, spectacular explosive fires at the chemical warehouse.

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