Huge explosions in a warehouse district sent up massive fireballs that
turned the night sky into day, killing at least 44 people and injuring
hundreds in the Chinese port city of Tianjin, officials and witnesses
Twelve of the dead were from among the more than 1,000 firefighters sent to fight the blaze set off by the explosions shortly before midnight, the Tianjin municipal government said. It said 520 people were being treated in hospitals, 66 of them with serious injuries. It gave no figure for the missing.