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Tianjin blast company chiefs arrested as death toll hits 139

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

According to local media, they included the chairman, vice-chairman and three deputy general managers of the logistics company which had been storing the volatile chemicals.

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

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Moment explosions shook Chinese city caught on camera

The dramatic moment the Chinese city of Tianjin was shaken by a series of explosions has emerged.

Dan Van Duren captured the blasts on video camera as flames shot up over the city skyline:

At least 50 people were reportedly killed in yesterday's blasts and as many as 700 are believed to have been injured.

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