Schools to open on time in Chinese city shaken by deadly blasts

The more than 300 grade schools in the Chinese neighborhood shaken by this month's deadly blasts will start the fall semester on time.

The district government of Binhai in the port city of Tianjin said Sunday that all the schools in the district had completed registration work for classes to start Monday.

The Aug. 12 explosions at a warehouse storing dangerous chemicals killed 150 people and left 23 others missing. It was one of China worst industrial accidents in years.

The tragedy exposed the country's lax enforcement of work safety regulations and revealed widespread dereliction of duties across government agencies. The warehouse in this case was located too close to homes and stored too much hazardous material.

The local government said schools damaged by the explosions have been repaired.