London Fire Brigade

Explosion in Tianjin China – London Fire Commissioner’s statement

17 August 2015

London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson said:
“Everyone here at London Fire Brigade is shocked and saddened that so many lives have been lost following last week’s explosion in Tianjin, North East China.

"News reports currently state that around 100 firefighters are missing or confirmed dead and many civilians have also died. Sadly, these numbers are expected to rise and  our thoughts are with their families at this very difficult time.
“Incidents of this scale that cause such a huge loss of life are thankfully very rare but when they occur they serve as a grim reminder of the risks firefighters across the world face.”