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China Arrests 12, Investigates 11 For Roles In Tianjin Blast

Chinese state media reports the arrested suspects are accused of illegally storing dangerous materials.

By Kate Grumke | August 27, 2015

Chinese officials have arrested or begun investigations into 23 suspects in connection to the Tianjin explosion. (Video via People's Daily)

Chinese media reports 12 of the suspects are being detained and face accusations of illegally storing dangerous materials. (Video via New China TV)

Ten other officials are being investigated for neglect of duty and one is being investigated for abuse of power.

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The explosion at a hazardous chemical warehouse killed at least 145 people, and Chinese President Xi Jinping has promised punishment for any wrongdoing.

This video includes images from Getty Images.

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