According to the Associated Press, a gas explosion caused a partial building collapse in Tianjin on Tuesday morning, leaving three people missing and 11 others injured. The incident is under investigation and appears to indicate that infrastructure has a connection.
Xinhua News reports that the explosion occurred around 7:15 a.m. Three of the six-story buildings were turned into rubble.
Photos taken at the scene showed that the building’s upper had collapsed. The explosion affected nearby buildings, and some windows were damaged.
According to the residents’ descriptions of the community, after a big bang, the house shook violently as if there was an earthquake.
Many questioned, “Why does Tianjin always have explosions?”
The Chinese government has questioned the reference issue since the massive explosion in 2015.
According to Bloomberg, the CCP has made repeated public declarations of its determination to get to the bottom of the explosions. However, the fact that the problems continue occurring proves that their statements are merely words to reassure public opinion.
From another perspective, according to BBC, the government itself admitted that corruption is the one to blame. Corruption has lowered the quality of the infrastructure. More than 100 officials and company executives are facing some kind of disciplinary or criminal investigation.
So while the government can point to the progress that has been made – the thousands of homes repaired and the residents compensated – those lingering sensitivities remain.