Tianjin's fire department head Zhou Tian (3rd L) speaks during yesterday's press conference on the explosion. The air and water quality in the blasts area in north China's Tianjin is being closely monitored, as on-site conditions are still unclear. Photo: Xinhua

Authorities must act now to prevent future deadly disasters

Enforcement of regulations and monitoring of compliance are needed to root out a culture of denial, corruption and collusion that leads to tragic accidents

Topic |   Tianjin warehouse explosion 2015

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Tianjin's fire department head Zhou Tian (3rd L) speaks during yesterday's press conference on the explosion. The air and water quality in the blasts area in north China's Tianjin is being closely monitored, as on-site conditions are still unclear. Photo: Xinhua
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