Large Explosion Burns 8,000 Cars in China

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Large Explosion Burns 8,000 Cars in China

A large explosion in China has claimed at least 50 lives and over 8,000 vehicles have been destroyed as a result. 

Currently it’s still unclear what caused the explosions, which injured over 700 people.

According to a recent report, around 4,000 Hyundai and Kia vehicles were destroyed in the disaster, as well as 2,750 Volkswagens and 1,500 Renaults. Toyota also confirmed to Automotive News that it lost vehicles but currently doesn’t have a count.

Volkswagen released a statement concerning the terrible accident, confirming that none of the vehicles involved will ever make it to market. Toyota added that two employees at a nearby dealership were injured by broken glass but suffered no employee fatalities. Both General Motors and Ford reported no damages.

Tianjin is one of China’s biggest automobile shipping ports and is the 10th largest port in the world. The city has over 15-million people and is located about 75 miles from Beijing.

[Photo Source: BBC; News Source: Automotive News]

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  • craigcole

    HOT off the presses!This is one story that’s SEARED into my memory, but something tells me things are just starting to HEAT up.

  • Shiratori1

    Schwang wang wang…………………

  • paki

    looks like transformers jus passed through that area…omg…..

  • Appledude

    nothing really funny about this folks, people died in a terrible accident –

  • Grilles

    I’m sure that hilarious stand-up bit would be just as funny if your kid perished in the explosion. Classless.