16 of August. Shocking pictures from the air came after two deadly explosions that occurred in Tianjin. The explosions killed more than 112 people. The Chinese authorities ordered to evacuate residents within a radius of 3 kilometers from the exploding warehouse.
The chief of staff of the Beijing military district Shi Luzza confirmed that in the exploded Wednesday night the warehouse were several hundred tons of highly toxic sodium cyanide. "According to preliminary estimates the volume of sodium cyanide is a few hundred tons," he said.
Sodium cyanide – a toxic chemical substance which is capable upon contact with water to form flammable gas.
Several hundred tons, discovered at the explosion site, is a clear violation of China's laws, according to which the stock cannot be stored more than 10 tons of hazardous substances.
Earlier, Chinese authorities reported that the warehouse could store about 700 tonnes of sodium cyanide.
For liquidation of consequences of emergency power to attract experts from large industrial companies.
Authorities are trying to reassure the population, telling that, despite some excess of level of pollutants in the air, the air in Tianjin is not dangerous for the population.
China's Premier Li Keqiang arrived on the scene. Pictures from the scene of the accident recorded the premiere in a regular shirt and without a mask.
On Saturday evening it was reported that the density of cyanide in waste water at 10.9 times higher than normal, on Sunday the level fell, but still exceeded the norm twice.
Residents of Tianjin, the relatives of the victims of the tragedy, journalists accused the Chinese authorities in concealing the information. After that about 50 sites had been closed "due to creating panic publications of unverified information", more than 360 of user accounts in social networks have also been blocked.
Currently known about the 112 dead, 100 people missing, including 85 firefighters more than 700 people were hospitalized.