Residents near China blast site evacuated over chemical fears: Report

Residents near the site of two giant explosions in a northern Chinese port city were being evacuated on Saturday over fears of spreading chemicals, the official Xinhua news agency said.

Tianjin: Residents near the site of two giant explosions in a northern Chinese port city were being evacuated on Saturday over fears of spreading chemicals, the official Xinhua news agency said.

According to the Beijing News, armed police began carrying out the evacuations after sodium cyanide was found at the site, days after the blasts killed 85 people and triggered a fire authorities were still struggling to contain.

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