Li: Blasts must bring harsh penalty
Premier Li Keqiang urged harsh punishment for those responsible for the deadly blast that left 165 people dead and eight others missing last month in Tianjin port.
“We should learn the lessons from the accident, and the blood should not be lost in vain,” he told a meeting attended by officials in charge of the investigation of the accident.
Huge explosions occurred at a warehouse owned by Ruihai International Logistics on Aug 12, killing 165 people, including 99 firefighters and 11 police officers, and devastating the port area.
Investigators found that the company had violated rules and regulations for storing and transporting dangerous chemical substances.