Firefighters work at the warehouse explosion site in Tianjin, north China, Aug. 14, 2015. (Photo: Xinhua/Yue Yuewei)
Death toll rose to 85 as of Friday night, including 21 firemen, from the massive warehouse explosions hitting north China's Tianjin City Wednesday night, the rescue headquarters said Saturday.[Special coverage]
Meanwhile, 721 others were hospitalized, including 25 critically wounded and 33 in serious condition.
Tianjin authorities said on Friday that they still don't know the detailed types and quantities of dangerous chemicals that were being stored in a warehouse that exploded in the port city on Wednesday night.
Gao Huaiyou, deputy head of Tianjin's work safety watchdog, said that information about what was in the warehouse remains inconsistent.
He said that since the warehouse in the Tianjin Binhai New Area was for transitional storage, exact information is unavailable, especially after the offices of Ruihai Logistics Co, Ltd, which owned the warehouse, have been damaged. In addition, information provided by senior managers diverges from customs data, he said. >>>