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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - August 13, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE A14 A 14 WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2015 WORLD winnipegfreepress. com 233 HENDERSON HWY. 204- 669- 5590 Hours: Monday to Friday 10- 9, Saturday 10- 6, Sunday 1- 5 www. bikesandbeyond. ca LIGHTS PANNIERS LOCK RACKS HELMET NEW BIKE BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES Mon - Tues 9am - 5pm Wed 9am - 8pm Thurs, Fri 9am - 5pm, Sat 10am - 4pm 895 CENTURY ST. | 204- 783- 9600 www. billknight. com DIFFERENT DISTINCTIVE ORIGINAL AREA RUGS 204.956. 7709 / SHEPSHAIR. COM Save 30- 60% on floor models, overstocks + discontinued sets WickerWorld. ca P: 204.779.2900 Bring Style Home... Inside + Out Products not exactly as shown. Stock may change without notice. Winnipeg’s Largest Selection of Indoor + Outdoor Furniture TENT A N N U A L Friday to Sunday, August 14 - 16 Fri: 10am - 6pm | Sat + Sun: 10am - 5pm HUGE DISCOUNTS in the tent + in the store! 120 McPhillips St. This Friday to Sunday T IANJIN, China — Huge explosions in a warehouse district sent up massive fireballs that turned the night sky into day, killing at least 17 people and injuring hundreds in the Chinese port city of Tianjin, officials and witnesses said Thursday. China’s state broadcaster, CCTV, said at least 17 people were killed in the explosions late Wednesday and 32 were in critical condition in hospital. Hundreds of others were taken to hospital. The blasts, originating at a warehouse for hazardous material, knocked doors off buildings in the area and shattered windows up to several kilometres away. “ I thought it was an earthquake, so I rushed downstairs without my shoes on,” Tianjin resident Zhang Siyu, whose home is several kilometres from the blast site, said. “ Only once I was outside did I realize it was an explosion. There was the huge fireball in the sky with thick clouds. Everybody could see it.” Zhang said she could see wounded people weeping. She said she did not see anyone who had been killed, but “ I could feel death.” There was no indication of what caused the blasts, and no immediate sign of any large release of toxic chemicals into the air. Beijing News reported on its website there was some unidentified yellow foam flowing at the site. Police in Tianjin said an initial blast took place at shipping containers in a warehouse for hazardous materials owned by Ruihai Logistics, a company that says it’s properly approved to handle hazardous materials. State media said senior management of the company had been detained by authorities, and President Xi Jinping has demanded severe punishment for anyone found responsible for the explosions. The official Xinhua News agency said an initial explosion triggered other blasts at nearby businesses. The National Earthquake Bureau reported two major blasts before midnight. The explosions took place in a mostly industrial zone, with some apartment buildings in the vicinity. Buildings of a half- dozen other logistics companies were destroyed in the blasts, and more than 1,000 new Renault cars were left charred in nearby parking lot, Beijing News said. Photos taken by bystanders and circulating on microblogs show a gigantic fireball high in the sky, with a mushroom cloud. Other photos on state media outlets showed a sea of fire that painted the night sky bright orange. About two kilometres from the explosion site is the luxury Fifth Avenue apartment complex on a road strewn with broken glass and pieces of charred metal thrown from explosion. Like surrounding buildings, the Mediterranean- style complex had all its windows blown out, and some of its surfaces were scorched. “ It’s lucky no one had moved in,” said a worker on the site, Liu Junwei. “ But for us it’s a total loss. Two years hard work down the drain.” — The Associated Press ‘ I could feel death,’ says witness of China explosion YUE YUEWEI / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In this photo released by Xinhua News agency, smoke and fire erupt into the night sky after an explosion in north China’s Tianjin Municipality. A_ 14_ Aug- 13- 15_ FP_ 01. indd A14 8/ 12/ 15 9: 59: 32 PM

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