Major Fire Kills Dozens and Injures Hundreds
They are yet to know the cause of the fire, but the massive devastation it left behind is felt by millions. Tianjin, a city of 13 million located several hours outside of Hong Kong, erupted with balls of fire shooting into the sky late Wednesday evening.
The fires continued to burn Thursday, and the explosions were confirmed to come from Tianjin Dongjiang Port Rui Hai International Logistics Co., who both transfer and store dangerous chemicals.
As of now at least 50 people are confirmed dead, with an additional 700 being treated in the hospitals.
Just under 90,000 people live in the area affected by the blast, whose homes are now akin to have been through an earthquake. Tianjin has brought in a team of chemical experts of more than 200 people to assess the health risks for everyone in the area.
Needless to say the public is outraged, especially at the lack of knowledge of what caused this in the first place. China is widely known to have factories that have unsafe working conditions, and this is just the latest in what likely could have been avoided.