After an industrial accident in the port city of Tianjin, the Chinese government has ordered a nationwide check on dangerous chemicals and explosives. The explosions in Tianjin left 56 dead, 721 injured and was so powerful, it actually measured 2 to 3 on the Richter Scale.
It was basically a small man-made earthquake. The cause of the blast is still being investigated but reports say that the operators of a warehouse had violated safety rules by storing chemical products that were above the amount that could be safely stored. Reports from Chinese newspapers say that about 700 tonnes of sodium cyanide were stored at the Tianjin warehouse.
Are you kidding me? What in the world is the Chinese government doing? How in the world can you missed 700 tonnes of sodium cyanide? Worse is that all those were stored at one simple warehouse? Near the port of a city?
A nationwide check on dangerous chemicals and explosives? Sorry, but talk about locking the stables after the horses has bolted! It comes way way too late to help all those people who died.