On Friday, August 21, in place of explosions in China’s Tianjin erupted four new fire, according to Reuters.
Three fires have occurred in the immediate vicinity of the explosions, one located near the auto center.
Meanwhile, on the Bank of Haihe river in Tianjin has delivered thousands of dead fish. Photos documenting massive fish kills, quickly spread on social networks.
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Local residents are worried that the toxic chemicals in large quantities were stored on the destroyed warehouses, got into the water system. However, the authorities claim that where killed fish, the levels of toxic substances are not exceeded, writes The Time.
Meanwhile, on the eve of Thursday, August 20, authorities warned residents of exceeding the permissible concentration of sodium cyanide in the local port 277 times. This is the conclusion reached in the Bureau of environmental protection of the city, on the eve of taking samples of sea, river and waste water. At the same time, city officials emphasize that the quality of tap water meets all standards.
The country’s leadership also confirmed that the warehouse where last Wednesday there was an explosion, stored about 700 tons of toxic sodium cyanide.
Recall that a series of explosions in a warehouse of the port city of Tianjin has occurred in the night of 12 to 13 August. The power of the big Bang was estimated at 21 tons of TNT. The warehouse where the incident occurred, is owned by the company Ruihai Logistics, which specializes in the transport of chemicals, in particular compressed gas, flammable liquids and toxic substances. According to eyewitnesses, the blast blew out Windows in houses in a radius of two miles and destroyed more than a thousand cars. The area of the fire, according to media reports, amounted to about 20 thousand square meters.
According to the latest data, in the result of incident killed at least 114 people, hundreds were injured. In addition, another 69 people, mostly firefighters, are still missing.