Tianjin blasts

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Added On August 18, 2015

Now we have the latest on the Tianjin explosions. 

So far, 114 people have been confirmed dead and search efforts are continuing for the 70 people who remain missing. On Tuesday, the port city held mourning ceremonies for the victims. Out of the 114 people killed in the blast, 54 have been identified. Seventy people remain missing, 64 of whom are firemen. 
 
SOUNDBITE (CHINESE): GONG JIANSHENG, Tianjin's publicity department 
"We will speed up the DNA comparison as soon as possible and announce the results in time."
 
Rescuers have so far carried out four rounds of sweeping search, through what they called "a maze of shipping containers". 
 
Local authorities have confirmed that about 700 tonnes of sodium cyanide stored at the blast site remain mostly intact.