Drone footage from above the site of yesterday's China explosions has shown the scale of damage caused by two blasts in the city of Tianjin's warehouse district.
In the footage, posted on the El Regional newspaper's YouTube channel, fires can be seen burning in the midst of burnt out buildings and explosion wreckage as black smoke billows into the sky.
Fires are reportedly still burning in the aftermath of a series of explosions in China's Tianjin tonight - more than 24 hours after the blasts shook the city.
The country's Xinhua News Agency reported that emergency rescue services were racing against the clock to contain fires in the warehouse district of the city and to find any remaining survivors.
The dramatic moment the Chinese city of Tianjin was shaken by a series of explosions has emerged.
Dan Van Duren captured the blasts on video camera as flames shot up over the city skyline:
At least 50 people were reportedly killed in yesterday's blasts and as many as 700 are believed to have been injured.
More images have emerged today showing the city of Tianjin, China, in the aftermath of a series of huge explosions that killed 50 and injured hundreds more.
An aerial image of the warehouse area in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin shows the scale of the devastation after two huge explosions ripped through the area yesterday.
The country's Xinhua News Agency tweeted a picture shot from above the scene of the explosions showing burnt out building shells and black smoke billowing into the air:
The company which owned the warehouse at the heart of two huge explosions which ripped through a port district in China failed a safety inspection two years ago, local media has reported.
It comes as pictures emerge of the devastation caused by the explosions and fires in Tianjin.
Xinhua News Agency identified Ruihai Logistics as the firm which owned the storage unit - and according to a report posted by the Tianjin Maritime Safety Administration in January last year, five of the 4,325 containers checked at the site failed to meet safety standards.
The main problem was inappropriate 'danger' labelling, the report added, but did not go into further detail on the matter.
Ruihai Logistics describes itself as a government-approved firm specialising in handling "dangerous goods", and had been inspected along with four other companies operating in the region.
Government-backed newspaper China Daily added that the company's manager had been detained by police, though this information has not been independently verified.
Firefighters are still battling to put out the blaze. Officials say until the danger is over, the cause of the blasts - which left at least 50 dead and hundreds more injured - cannot be established.
The death toll from two massive explosions which ripped through an dangerous chemicals storage area in the Chinese port city of Tianjin has hit 50, the local government has said.
In its Weibo microblog, the Tianjin city authority said more than 700 others had been injured in the blasts - 71 of whom are in a critical condition.
High levels of toxic pollutants have been detected in the air up to 500 metres from the scene of two huge explosions in China, local media has reported.
The Xinhua News Agency said rescuers had found a significant of SO2 sulfur dioxide (SO2), carbon monoxide (CO), and various nitrogen-oxides in the surrounding areas of Tianjin city.
Twelve temporary monitoring stations have reportedly been set up near the blast site, in Binhai new district, to monitor air quality as hundreds of firefighters battle to beat back the flames.
Authorities in Beijing - around 150km away - have denied rumours claiming clouds of noxious gases were headed for the capital, saying wind direction was pushing the fumes out over the Bohai sea instead.
At a press conference earlier, city officials revealed more than 6,000 people had been evacuated had were expected to be housed in emergency shelters tonight.
There is still a risk of further explosions at an industrial site in China, where two huge blasts left at least 44 people dead, officals have warned.
The country's Xinhua News Agency reported 21 people are still missing after the explosions ripped through the site in the port city of Tianjin yesterday, killing dozens and leaving hundreds more badly injured.
Port authorities have now stopped all chemical and oil tankers from entering or leaving the harbour, one crew member revealed. It is not known when loading will be able to resume.
Aerial footage from the scene of two huge explosions in China show four large areas of fire still burning after yesterday's blasts.
Firefighters at the scene have said each of the hotspots are around 100 metres square, but while the flames are still spreading officials say they believe it will be completely extinguished before sunset.
At least 44 people were killed and hundreds more injured when the explosions ripped through the industrial area, which housed dangerous chemicals and gases.
More than 130 fire engines and 60 crews have been sent to battle the flames.
The images show charred containers littered around the blast sites, as search and rescue teams continue the hunt for those still missing.