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24 Deceased Firefighters in Tianjin Blasts Recognized as Martyrs
   2015-09-12 20:28:16    CRIENGLISH.com/Xinhua      Web Editor: Li Linxi

A crane moves away a destroyed container at the core area of an warehouse explosion in Tianjin, north China, Sept. 8, 2015. The death toll from the Tianjin warehouse explosions rose to 162 on Tuesday with 11 people still unaccounted for, according to rescue authorities. Two blasts ripped through a warehouse at around 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 12 in Tianjin Port, where large amounts of toxic chemicals were stored, including around 700 tonnes of sodium cyanide. [Photo: Xinhua]

The Ministry of Public Security has honored 24 firefighters who died in the aftermath of the Tianjin warehouse explosions in August, with plans to award them golden medals recognizing their contribution to national defense.

The recognition comes after the body of the last missing firefighter was found on Friday.

Meanwhile, the clean-up effort in Tianjin has completed. The fire point and main chemical substances causing the fires have been found and will be disclosed soon.

Furthermore, relocation work has also started. The Chinese government plans to repurchase damaged houses at a price of 1.3 times the original purchasing price.

Two blasts ripped through a warehouse at around 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 12 in Tianjin Port, where large amounts of toxic chemicals were stored.

A total of 165 people, including 99 firefighters and 11 policemen, were killed in the blasts.

Eight people are still missing.

Among the 99 firefighters, 24 were under the public security department, and 75 were contracted with the Tianjin Port Co., Ltd.

The civil affairs department of the Binhai New Area has said it will compensate and recognize all the deceased contracted firefighters of Tianjin Port.

Each family of the firefighters who died in connection with the blasts will receive 2.3 million yuan, or $360,000, in compensations.


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