China Explosions: Dozens Dead, Hundreds Injured
Posted by feww on August 13, 2015
Powerful Tianjin blasts kills 44, injures 521
The death toll from powerful explosions in the northern Chinese port of Tianjin has climbed to 44, including 12 firecrews, reported the official Xinhua news agency.
At least 521 people have been hospitalized including 52 critically injured, said the report.
Up to 40 people are reported as missing, according to other reports.
A total of 3,500 people have been relocated to 10 nearby schools, Zhang Yong, head of the Binhai district government said [adding that] the number will reach to 6,000 by Thursday night…
The office building of Chinese supercomputer Tianhe-1, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, suffered damage. Sources at Tianhe-1 told Xinhua the computer is not damaged, but they have shut down some of its operations as a precaution.
Tianhe-1 provides data services to more than 300 organizations across China, including several universities and banks.