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Death toll from China blasts rises to 44

13 August 2015 13:03

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The death toll from a series of explosions at an industrial area in the Chinese port of Tianjin in northern China has risen to 44, authorities say.

More than 500 people were also injured – 66 of them in critical condition – in the explosions, state media reported on Thursday.

Those killed, according to the official Xinhua news outlet, included 12 firefighters, who were trying to battle the fires that were triggered by the explosions.

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