A fireman who was seriously injured the Tianjin warehouse blasts on Aug. 12 has awoke from a coma on Tuesday, according to hospital sources.[Special coverage]
Zhang Chaofang, 19, recovering at Tianjin First Center Hospital and is now able to speak, said his doctor Gao Hongmei.
He was comatose when transferred to the intensive care unit of the hospital on Aug. 13, he suffered extensive burns, traumatic brain injuries, respiratory failure, as well as kidney and liver damage, according to Gao.
Zhang received four skin graft operations and all the grafted skin has survived, Gao said.
On Sept. 17, tears were spotted dripping down his cheek after his mother called his name. The next day, his hand moved, attempting to touch his mother's face.
The warehouse blasts left more than 100 firefighters dead or missing. The family of each dead fireman has received 2.3 million yuan (about 360,000 U.S. dollars) in compensation.