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Twelve suspects in Tianjin explosions arrested

Twelve people suspected of being involved in the massive explosions at a chemical storage warehouse in Tianjin, China, have been arrested.

The blasts left the port city in ruins Credit: Reuters

The blasts killed 139 people and injured hundreds more, leaving the port area of the city in ruins.

The chairman, vice-chairman and three deputy general managers of the logistics company which had been storing the volatile chemicals were among those taken into custody, according to China's Xinhua News Agency.

It comes a day after Chinese officials sacked the head of its work safety watchdog over allegations of corruption.

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