Man rescued from wreckage in Tianjin days after massive blasts

Firemen wearing gas masks prepare to combat fresh fires in the area of a huge explosion that rocked the port city of Tianjin, China.
Firemen wearing gas masks prepare to combat fresh fires in the area of a huge explosion that rocked the port city of Tianjin, China. PHOTO: EPA

TIANJIN, China - A man was rescued from the blast site in China's port city of Tianjin on Saturday afternoon, Xinhua news agency reported.

The man, who is in his fifties, was conscious and could talk, Xinhua said. He was found 50 m from a burst point, according to a report.

A total of 70 specialised anti-chemical soldiers entered the core area of the blasts site on Saturday morning to search for survivors.

(This story is developing)