ISLAMABAD (Online) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed his deep grief over the death of people in China caused by chemical explosions at a factory and also offered his condolence with the Chinese government and the people.
According to a statement issued here on Sunday, the prime minister said that the government and people of Pakistan shared the grief of Chinese people in this hour of sorrow.
He also expressed sympathy with the bereaved families.
Ninety-five people, 85 of them firefighters, are still missing four days after multiple blasts in the north-eastern port of Tianjin, Chinese authorities said on Sunday.
At least 112 people died in the blasts and hundreds have been hospitalised.
The explosions, in a warehouse containing hazardous chemicals, were so powerful that few of the recovered bodies have been identified.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived at the scene of the blast on Sunday, Xinhua news agency reported.
At a news conference on Sunday morning, officials said they had identified 24 of the dead. Experts are carrying out DNA tests to help indentify the rest of the victims.
At least 21 firefighters are among the dead. Of the 721 people injured, 25 are in critical condition and 33 are serious.