SummaryAn explosion rocked the Binhai New Area in north China's Tianjin Municipality at around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. Two massive explosions caused by flammable goods rocked an industrial area in the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin late on Wednesday，killing 139 people and injuring more than 700.
Residents of apartment blocks damaged in the Tianjin warehouse explosions can sell their homes to an alliance of property developers or have the government renovate them free of charge, the local housing administration has confirmed.
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