A firefighter looks into the partially collapsed section of a building in Tianjin after an explosion on Tuesday. Photo: Chinatopix via AP
A firefighter looks into the partially collapsed section of a building in Tianjin after an explosion on Tuesday. Photo: Chinatopix via AP

4 dead, 13 injured after Tianjin gas explosion in northern China

  • Investigations continue into the cause of a blast in a six-storey residential building on Tuesday morning
  • China is replacing decades-old infrastructure, with natural gas lines used for cooking, heat and power generation a particular concern

A firefighter looks into the partially collapsed section of a building in Tianjin after an explosion on Tuesday. Photo: Chinatopix via AP
A firefighter looks into the partially collapsed section of a building in Tianjin after an explosion on Tuesday. Photo: Chinatopix via AP
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