Search and rescue efforts continue in aftermath of Tianjin

Rescuers stand near damaged vehicles close to the site of last week’s explosions at Binhai new district in Tianjin, China. Many operations have resumed at China’s Tianjin port, trade sources said, after explosions last week that killed more than 100 people and disrupted business at what is an important oil, gas and bulk import harbor for Asia’s biggest economy. The explosions on August 12 led to the disruption of all chemical and oil tanker discharges at the port, and imports of iron ore were also affected.

Originally published at on August 18, 2015.