The death toll from the massive explosions in the port city of Tianjin stands at 112 as scores of firefighters remain unaccounted for.

The warehouse where the blasts originated was storing 700 tonnes of sodium cyanide, 70 times the permitted amount, according to state media.

Thousands have been evacuated as the authorities warn local people to take protective measures. More than 720 people remain in hospital.

See also: Shocking new drone footage reveals devastation of Tianjin blasts as death toll climbs.

Over 8,000 new imported cars were destroyed in the explosions.

See also: Son of former Tianjin police chief linked to company behind explosions

Tom is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hong Kong Free Press. He has a BA in Communications & New Media from Leeds University and an MA in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong. He has contributed to the BBC, Euronews, Quartz, Global Post and others.