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An aerial photo taken on Aug. 14, 2015 shows a huge hole at the core area of explosion site in Tianjin, north China. The death toll from explosions occurred on Wednesday night rises to 85 as of Saturday morning. (Xinhua)






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With death toll rises to 112, 95 missing and over 700 injured, what should China learn from the Tianjin blasts? What should the government do to prevent reoccurrence of such incidents?

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Lesson 1: don't send ill-trained firefighters fresh out of school to fight the flames from a chemical blast.
Lesson 2: declare a national disaster area and send in the military within 24 hours of a chemical blast.
Lesson 3: use helicopters or UAVs to do reconnaisance, surveillance and monitoring of the disaster areas.
Lesson 4: send in the airforce to dump tons of sand (not water) to put out the flames from a chemical blast.
Lesson 5: send ground troops and local firefighters to do search/rescue only after the flames have been extinguished.

What went wrong?

1. The local officials panicked and sent ill-trained firefighters who were not part of the fire brigade.
2. The ill-trained firefighters didn't know that water mixed with chemicals would cause chemical blasts.
3. The water mixed with chemicals produced a chemical reaction which did cause subsequent blasts.

The military have highly-trained people with high-tech equipment to deal with chemical blasts of this magnitude which resembles a bomb detonating. Chemical fumes are not only combustible but also toxic. The biggest lesson to be learned from this disaster is:

SEND IN THE MILITARY!






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Post time 2015-8-16 11:55:30 |Display all floors
Don’t play with fire! Health & Safety was not implemented at all. Not before and not after the first explosion.
In other World news I read that every day 4000 Chinese people die because of Smog. (Source GMX)
I guess we live in a danger Zone permanently!
Twentyfive percent out of nothing is still nothing!

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Post time 2015-8-16 13:06:56 |Display all floors
sfphoto Post time: 2015-8-16 11:49
Lesson 1: don't send ill-trained firefighters fresh out of school to fight the flames from a chemica ...

Agree with you.

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