50 dead, over 700 injured, after blast rocks busy Chinese port (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)
A total of 12 firefighters have been confirmed dead, according to Chinese state television. Authorities have lost contact with 36 other firefighters, Xinhua reported.
Hundreds of people have been transported to hospitals.
Many of the injuries being treated at the hospital are from broken glass or stones, Lu Yun, head of the nearby Taida Hospital, told the Xinhua News Agency.
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