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Authorities say an ammonia leak in central China has poisoned 20 people, leaving five with severe symptoms. No deaths have been reported.
Chinese prosecutors have detained 11 people over a massive warehouse explosion that killed at least 139 people.
Dozens of angry residents whose homes were badly damaged by huge explosions last week in China's northeastern port city of Tianjin, have accused the government of ignoring their plight and have demanded compensation.
About a hundred people whose residences were damaged in the massive Tianjin blasts have gathered for a protest to demand compensation from the government as the death toll from the disaster rose to 114.
Furious, frustrated and fearful, relatives of the missing in giant explosions in Tianjin have besieged officials demanding answers on their loved ones' fates - only for security to intervene instead.
Residents near the site of two giant explosions in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin are being evacuated over fears of toxic contamination.
Residents living near the site of giant explosions in a Chinese port have expressed fears for their safety, after reports there could be hundreds of tonnes of dangerous chemicals at the site.
Chinese authorities are struggling to extinguish fires and identify dangerous chemicals at a devastated industrial site, two days after giant explosions killed dozens and left residents in fear of being cloaked in a toxic cloud.
A Chinese company that specialises in handling dangerous goods and owns the Tianjin port warehouse where two massive explosions killed dozens of people violated packaging standards during a safety inspection two years ago.
China's president Xi Jinping has 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.
The death toll from an explosion at a chemical factory in eastern China has risen to five and the cause of the blast is still under investigation, state media report.
The death toll rose to 116 from the huge explosions at a chemical warehouse in China, with 60 people still missing, reports say.
Rescue personnel are battling to clean up hundreds of tons of cyanide at the site of huge explosions in northern China, as state-run media lambasted officials over their response to the blasts which killed 114.
The death toll from two massive explosions that tore through an industrial area in the northeastern Chinese port of Tianjin has risen to 104.
Chinese police have for the first time confirmed deadly sodium cyanide at the site of two huge warehouse blasts that killed 85 people.
Authorities in Tianjin say massive explosions and fires this week at a warehouse for hazardous materials have so far not caused any detectable air or water contamination, citing samples taken at 17 locations.
A senior Chinese official has defended fire fighters who initially hosed water on a blaze in a warehouse in northeast China where volatile chemicals were stored, a response foreign experts say could have contributed to two huge blasts that killed 54 people.
Rescuers have pulled out a firefighter who was trapped for 32 hours after responding to two huge explosions in Tianjin, state media say, as authorities moved forward gingerly in dealing with a fire still smoldering amid potentially dangerous chemicals.
Huge, fiery blasts at a warehouse for hazardous chemicals killed at least 50 people and turned nearby buildings into skeletal shells in the Chinese port of Tianjin, raising questions about whether the materials had been properly stored.
A series of enormous explosions at an industrial area in the Chinese port of Tianjin has killed at least 17 people and injured hundreds, unleashing a fireball that ripped through the night sky.
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