A huge explosion has struck the Chinese city of Tianjin in north-eastern China, with the shock waves felt up to 10km away.

The blast struck a petrol storage station Tianjin’s Binhai New Development Zone at around 23:30 (15:30 GMT).

The cause of the blast and the number of casualties is currently unknown.

Several tower blocks nearby are without power, according to state broadcaster CCTV.

Chinese newspaper People’s Daily reports that over 50 people are being treated at nearby hospitals and “new ones keep coming”.

Photographs and videos of the blast have emerged on social media:



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