BREAKING: A massive explosion rocked the city of Tianjin in the Binhai district at around 11.30pm Wednesday night.

The blast was reportedly caused by a shipment of explosives at the container terminal, and shockwaves from the explosion could be felt by residents miles away.

Rescue teams have arrived on the scene and numerous victims have been sent to the hospital. It is not immediately clear how many casualties there are in the blast.

Residents in Tianjin are advised to keep their windows shut tight.

By Harry