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Jacksonville Journal Courier (Newspaper) - August 14, 2015, Jacksonville, Illinois Jacksonville journal courier nation world Friday August 14,2015 5a us investigating claim that is used chemical weapons no Man Guan a chinese police help a Man to safety near the site of an explosion in northeastern China a Tianjin municipality thursday the explosion in an Industrial District of the Busy port killed at least 50 people although with dozens still missing the total is Likely to Rise. Toll rises to 50 in massive blasts by Christopher Bodeen associated press Tianjin China a the death toll from the fiery explosions at a warehouse of hazardous chemicals climbed thursday to 50, and the chinese government sent experts to the shattered and soldering port to assess any environmental dangers from the spectacular blasts. More than 700 people were injured and dozens were reported missing in the explosions shortly before Midnight wednesday that demolished a workers dormitory tossed shipping containers As if they were toy blocks and turned a Fleet of 1,000 new cars into scorched Metal husks. Windows were shattered for Miles around by the shockwave. There was no indication of what caused the disaster in one of China a busiest ports and authorities tried to keep a tight rein Over information by keeping reporters Well away from the site. Social Media users complained their posts about it were deleted. More than 1,000 firefighters were sent to the mostly Industrial zone in Tianjin a petrochemical processing huh about 75 Miles ast of Beijing. Tianjin is the 10th largest port in the world by Container volume according to the world shipping Council and the seventh biggest in China. It handles vast amounts of Metal Ore Coal steel cars and crude Oil. Ships carrying Oil and a Hazard Ous products a were barred from the port thursday the Tianjin maritime safety administration said on its official Micro blog. It also said vessels were not allowed to enter tin Central port one which is near the blast site. The municipal government which gave the death toll of at least 50, said 701 people were injured including 71 in Seri ohs condition. The Tianjin Bort a roup co. Said dozens of its employees were unaccounted for and a search is under Way. Some migrant workers at the port May not he documented. Authorities said the blasts started at the warehouse owned by Yuihai , a company that says it stores hazardous materials including flammable petrochemicals sodium cyanide and toluene Dies it Cyanate. An initial explosion apparently triggered an even bigger one. The National earthquake Bureau said the first blast was the equivalent of 3 toils of i it and the second 21 tons. The enormous fireballs from the blasts rolled through a nearby parking lot turning 1,000 new ears into scorched husks. Zhang Sis a who lives several Kilometres Miles from the blast site said she ran from her Home without her shoes because she initially thought it was an earthquake. By Josh Lederman associated press Edgartown mass. A the United states is investigating whether tilt islamic state used chemical weapons the White House said i hurs Dav follow Jug allegations that is militants deployed chemical weapons against kurdish forces in Northern Iraq. Alistair Baskey a spokesman for the White i houses Nat ional Security Council said the . Is taking the allegations a very seriously and seeking More information about what happened. He noted that is had been accused of using such weapons before. A we continue to Monitor these reports closely and would further stress that any use of chemicals or biological material As a weapon is completely inconsistent with International standards and norms regarding such capabilities a Baskey said in a statement. Earlier thursday kurdish officials said their forces known As Pes Merga were attacked the Day before near the town of Mahmour not far from Erbil. Germany a military has been training tilt kurd in the area and the German defense ministry said some it kurdish fighters had suffered breathing hit Levities from the attack a a telltale sign of weapons use. But neither Germany nor the kurd specified which Type of chemical weapons May have been used. Confirmation of chemical weapons use by is would Mark a dramatic turn in the .-led Effort to rout the extremist group from the roughly one third of Iraq and Syria that it controls. Although the . And its coalition partners Are mounting airstrikes against the islamic state they Are relying on local forces like the kurd the iraqi military and others to do tin fighting on the ground. Already those forces have struggled to match the might of the Well funded and heavily armed extremist group. At the i tided nations . Ambassador Samantha Power said the i a. Was speaking with the kurd who had made the allegations to gather More information. She said that if reports of chemical weapons Are True they would further prove that what is Calls warfare is really a just systematic attacks on civilians who done to Accord to their particularly perverse world similar reports of chemical weapons use by is had surfaced in july. But its unclear exactly where tin extremist group May have obtained any chemical weapons. # 5539a iou Malibu is i a i _ i fat i Niss under \ 250 \ iou Cruze it payments Are based on 36 month lease 12k Miles a year no Money Down . 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