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The Latest: Police say at least 7 dead in explosion in Chinese port city of Tianjin

  • In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, trucks pass a bridge near the site of explosions in the Binhai New Area in northeastern China's Tianjin municipality early Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. Huge explosions at a warehouse for dangerous materials at the Chinese port of Tianjin late Wednesday. (Yue Yuewei/Xinhua via AP) NO SALES

    In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, trucks pass a bridge near the site of explosions in the Binhai New Area in northeastern China's Tianjin municipality early Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. Huge explosions at a warehouse for dangerous materials at the Chinese port of Tianjin late Wednesday. (Yue Yuewei/Xinhua via AP) NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

  • A man walks past a worker inspecting the damage to a light rail system caused by an explosion in northeastern China's Tianjin municipality, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. Chinese state media reported huge explosions at the Tianjin port late Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    A man walks past a worker inspecting the damage to a light rail system caused by an explosion in northeastern China's Tianjin municipality, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. Chinese state media reported huge explosions at the Tianjin port late Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Residents gather near the site of an explosion at a port in northeastern China's Tianjin municipality, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. Chinese state media reported huge explosions at the Tianjin port late Wednesday.  (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Residents gather near the site of an explosion at a port in northeastern China's Tianjin municipality, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. Chinese state media reported huge explosions at the Tianjin port late Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)  (The Associated Press)

The latest in the explosion in China's port city of Tianjin (all times GMT):

2024 GMT

Police in the Chinese port city of Tianjin say at least seven people have been killed in explosions sparked at a warehouse or dangerous materials.

The state-run Beijing News said on its website that that between 300 and 400 people had been admitted to hospitals in the city, east of Beijing. It says the explosions shattered windows and knocked off doors of buildings in the area.

Police in Tianjin said an initial blast took place late Wednesday night in shipping containers at a warehouse for hazardous materials owned by a logistics company.