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State councilor: Rescuers must continue search for missing

Updated: Aug 21,2015 11:04 AM     Xinhua/

State Councilor and Public Security Minister Guo Shengkun on August 20 urged rescuers to continue searching for those who remain missing after the Tianjin blasts, and also to clean up the site.

“We will try our best to search and rescue the missing citizens. As long as one person remains missing, our work will not stop,” the state councilor said while presiding over a joint meeting of the State Council’s working group and the rescue workers’ headquarters at the Tianjin explosion accident.

The state councilor requested that cleaning up the explosion site should be “safe and scientific” to prevent any secondary accidents, and environmental watchdogs should conduct 24-hour surveillance and publish relevant data in a timely manner.

He also urged local governments to take care of affected families and push forward follow-up efforts such as repairing buildings and compensation for residents.