Chinese premier Li Keqiang has visited victims of a series of explosions in Tianjin, BBC News reported on Monday.

The explosions that happened last Wednesday have claimed 112 lives. 95 people, mostly firefighters, are still missing. 721 people are injured and 25 are in critical condition.

Li met with victims who have been injured or displaced by the blast, as well as the recovery teams. Chinese officials have discovered hundreds of tonnes of sodium cyanide – a powder used in chemical manufacturing or in the mining industry for the extraction of gold and silver – within the blast site. Reports claim there could have been 70 times the permitted amount of the chemical stored at the site.

Photos from the media show the severity and scale of the devastation:

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