Tianjin blast may have grave consequences for local authorities

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Vehicles are seen burning after blasts at Binhai new district in Tianjin municipality, China, 13 August 2015.
Vehicles are seen burning after blasts at Binhai new district in Tianjin municipality, China, 13 August 2015. Reuters

Four new fires broke out Friday in the devastation left by giant explosions in the Chinese port city of Tianjin last week. The official Xinhua News Agency reported that the site is scattered with smouldering chemicals and flammable substances.RFI looks into the aftermath of Tianjin’s most devastating industrial accident ever, and how Chinese authorities are dealing with it.