A large explosion took place at 11:30 p.m. local time in the port city of Tianjin, located in Northern China. According to state-run Xinhua news, the explosion originated in a container warehouse that was storing “dangerous goods” in the Binhai District of Tianjin. Reports from Xinhau news have indicated that the initial explosion led to further damage to nearby companies.
The Tianjin Police Department have reported that the explosion killed 7 and has injured approximately 180 others. According to an article from the New York Times, the warehouse storing hazardous goods has been identified as the Rui Hai International Logistics Co.
MIQ Logistics is actively monitoring this event closing to determine any supply chain impacts and we will update you as information is confirmed.
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