China's president urges full efforts to rescue injured from Tianjin blast

2015-08-13 08:23
Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Rolex Dela Pena, AFP)

Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Rolex Dela Pena, AFP)

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Beijing - China's president Xi Jinping urged full efforts to rescue those injured in massive explosions caused by flammable goods at an industrial area in the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin late on Wednesday, which has killed 14 people and injured hundreds, state media said.

Xi demanded that authorities quickly control, and extinguish the fire, and "make full effort to rescue and treat the injured and ensure the safety of people and their property", China Central Television (CCTV) said on its official microblog.

Windows were blown out of high rise apartments and office buildings were destroyed. A fireball appears to have swept through a parking lot of 1 000 new Renault cars, with the paint burned off and the cars left charred.

-AP, Reuters

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