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    Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army anti-chemical warfare corps work next to a damaged firefighting vehicle at the site of Wednesday night's explosions at Binhai new district in Tianjin, China

    Hypertoxic Cyanide Clean-Up After Chinese Tianjin Explosion to End Monday

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    An operation to clean-up a highly toxic sodium cyanide leak arising from the explosion at the hazardous substances warehouse in the Chinese port of Tianjin will be concluded by Monday evening, the city's deputy mayor said.

    BEIJING (Sputnik) — "Sodium cyanide can be fully collected at the site by late Monday afternoon," He Shushan told CCTV.

    On Sunday, Shi Luze, the chief-of-staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), said that several hundred tons of highly toxic sodium cyanide had been stored at two locations near the site of the explosions.

    On Wednesday, two massive blasts occurred in a warehouse in Tianjin, leaving over 110 people dead and more than 700 injured, according to media reports. The explosions and a resultant fire were caused by flammable goods stored at the warehouse.

    Earlier in the day, the Port of Tianjin reportedly restored operations partially suspended after the incident.

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