17 Aug 2015

Chinese leader visits explosion disaster zone

10:44 am on 17 August 2015

Chinese premier Li Keqiang has visited the victims of massive chemical explosions in the northern city of Tianjin.

A series of explosions at a warehouse on Wednesday claimed at least 112 lives and 95 people, most of them firefighters, are still missing.

Mr Li met those who had been injured and displaced by the blasts.

A senior military officer said "several hundred" tons of the toxic chemical sodium cyanide had been identified at two locations in the blast zone.