Puppy found at Tianjin blast site

  • 20/08/2015
(China News)
(China News)

By 3 News online staff

Out of the ashes of the massive warehouse explosion at the Chinese port city of Tianjin has come an uplifting story, with a puppy found alive at the blast site.

The discovery of the puppy has had Chinese social media in a frenzy amid images of the death and destruction caused by the explosion.

Though it isn't clear where the puppy came from, it was found three days after the incident last week by search and rescue teams at the blast site, the BBC reports.

Chinese soldiers who examined the puppy said it was "miraculously unscathed".

Social media users have names the puppy Shenghua, which translates to 'biochemistry' because he was rescued by a chemical specialist team.

It's been reported the puppy wouldn't leave the team's side.

Around 114 people died as a result of the blast which was big enough to be seen from space. It left a large crater at the blast site and fears have been raised about chemical residue left behind.

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