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Tianjin Death Toll Rises to 123
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Tianjin Death Toll Rises to 123

The death toll from a series of explosions earlier this month that rocked the northern port city of Tianjin rose to 123, state media reported Sunday.
Fifty people are still missing and 624 are still in hospital a little more than a week after the blasts, the official Xinhua news agency said, AFP reported.
The explosions at a hazardous goods storage facility on August 12 triggered a giant fireball and new fires broke out as recently as Friday.
The owners of the hazardous goods storage company at the center of the incident, Rui Hai International Logistics, reportedly included the son of a former police chief who used his connections to help the firm obtain the necessary permits and pass inspections.
The blasts have also sparked fears of toxic pollutants contaminating the air and water of the city, which has a population of around 15 million people.
Meanwhile on Saturday night, an explosion ripped through a chemical plant in eastern China and triggered a fire, injuring at least nine people. It was not immediately clear what chemicals were at the plant at the time of the incident.

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