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A large explosion in the Chinese port city of Tianjin (has / hat) killed at least 50 people and injured at least 700 more. Officials and state media said Thursday at (list / least) 12 of those who died were firefighters.
The first explosion took (plays /place) just after 11:30 p.m. local time Wednesday.
A second, larger explosion followed 30 seconds later. The explosions were so large they were seen by satellites in space.
It is still unknown what caused the explosions. Chinese (stay / state) media said they happened at a warehouse owned by Rui Hai International Logistics.
More than 12 (hours/our)after the explosions, firefighters were still battling fires.Police said there was a risk of more explosions. There were also worries about the fumesreleased from chemical fires.
The nearby Jinyu Lanwan apartment complex has more than 10 high-rise buildings. The shockwave from the explosions broke (most/ must) windows in the buildings. Glass covered the ground outside.
Nearby, one young migrant worker sat on the ground with friends. Like many, he said he thought the explosion was an earth quake. He said, “I saw a brightlight and heard the blast and quickly (studied / started)to run outside. “He said he does not know (were/ where) he will work next. For now, he plans to go back home to Shandong province.
Migrant workers employed at nearby businesses may be some of the (worst / worse)affected by the destruction. By late Thursday local time, there were still noexact numbers on how many people
may be missing.
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Behind the Jinyu Lanwan apartment complex, police blocked a (tree/ street) that leads to the area where the explosions occurred.
Huge clouds of smoke continued to rise (most / more) than 12 hours after the explosions.
VOA reporters spoke to a truck driver surnamed Zhang. He was trying to drive his car home from near the explosion (site / side). He talked about how he and other drivers were able to escape unharmed.
When the blast occurred, Zhang said he just ran. “It’s all a blur to me now, when everyone else ran, I just followed everyone else, we (wrong / ran) in one direction and then back around again without thinking.”
The cause of the explosions was being investigated but (stay / state) media said several containers caught fire beforehand.Tianjin city officials had met recently with
port companies to discuss increasing safety rules on the handling of dangerous chemicals.The TianjinAdministration of Work Safety posted a notice about the meeting on its (website / inside)a week ago.
Tianjin is (about / bought) 150 kilometers southeast of Beijing. It is China's fourth largest city and the world’s 10th largest port city.