At least 12 firefighters were killed in the massive explosions that rocked Tianjin last night. Their lives cut tragically short, the men have become heroes to the Chinese people and martyrs in the Chinese media.
The story of one Heilongjiang firefighter is particularly heartbreaking. Yin Yanrong, 25, had only been married for 12 short days before he was killed in the blasts that have claimed at least 44 lives so far.
To somehow make the story even more depressing, Yin’s wife was pregnant with their first child.
Elsewhere in Tianjin, grieving relatives have been photographed saluting the bodies of firefighters killed trying to contain the explosions.
[Images via Sina News]