BEIJING, August 15. /TASS/. The death toll from massive explosions in the Chinese port of Tianjin has risen to 104, the country’s official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday citing local authorities.
A powerful blast rocked a warehouse storing chemical goods around midnight on Wednesday. Another major explosion followed when firefighters were working at the scene. Eyewitnesses say that buildings within a 2km radius had windows blown out. The strongest blast was equal to about 21 tons of TNT.
More than 5,000 new cars burned down on the territory of the port, including Volkswagen, BMW, Toyota and Mazda.
, the country’s ministry of environmental protection said on Friday.