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.
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Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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