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Tianjin port president detained after explosion

Chinese authorities have detained the president of Tianjin Port along with nine other officials who are deemed responsible for the explosion at a chemical warehouse that has killed at least 139 people earlier this month.

Twelve executives from Ruihai International Logistics, which owned the blast-hit chemical warehouse, have also been arrested it has been announced.

The officials are believed to be from various government departments, including  transportation, work safety, planning and customs and the arrested officials included Wu Dai, head of Tianjin Municipal Transportation Commission, and Zheng Qingyue, president of Tianjin Port Holdings Co., Ltd.

The police also announced the investigation of Tianjin Zhongbin Haisheng, a company suspected of illegally helping Ruihai acquire safety evaluation papers.

 

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