Residents hold flowers at a vigil for the victims of the explosions at a chemical warehouse in Tianjin on August 18, 2015. AFP PHOTO CHINA OUT
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The Chinese company which owns a warehouse that exploded in Tianjin last week, killing more than 100 people, did not have a license to handle hazardous chemicals until two months before the disaster, the official Xinhua news agency said Tuesday.Warehouse owner Tianjin Dongjiang Port Ruihai International Logistics did not have certification to handle dangerous goods between October 2014 and June 2015 but continued to work with hazardous chemicals, Xinhua reported, citing an unidentified company official.As well as not having the correct license, Ruihai Logistics was also found to have violated packaging standards during a safety inspection two years ago, China's safety bureau has said.
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