A resident affected by the explosions that hit a nearby chemical warehouse last week cries as she joins a protest outside the hotel where authorities are holding a press conferences in Tianjin on August 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO
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Beijing Monday ordered a nationwide check on workplace safety and to correct all irregularities five days after huge explosions at warehouse in the port city of Tianjin killed 114 people and left 70 people missing.Wednesday's blasts originated at a warehouse for hazardous material, where 700 tons of sodium cyanide -- a toxic chemical that can form combustible substances on contact with water -- were being stored in amounts that violated safety rules.Online map searches show the Ruihai International Logistics warehouse was within 500 meters of both an expressway and a 100,000-square-meter (1-million-square-foot) apartment complex.The blasts claimed the lives of at least 114 people, with 70 still missing, including 64 firefighters and six policemen, Tianjin government spokesman Gong Jiansheng told a news conference Monday.The massive explosions late Wednesday night happened about 40 minutes after reports of a fire at the warehouse and after an initial wave of firefighters arrived and, reportedly, doused some of the area with water.The Tianjin blasts are among the deadliest industrial accidents in China in recent years.
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