Chinese Toyota plant still closed after explosions
The blast knocked out some of the Toyota plant's windows, according to Bloomberg. The company has also been looking for any further damage that might keep things from restarting when workers return. In addition to the closed factory, at least 50 Toyota employees living in the area were injured, and two of the brand's dealers had to close. The automaker's research and design center with FAW was reportedly battered, as well.
Toyota is hardly the only automaker suffering from the explosion. Volkswagen lost thousands of vehicles in the blast, and Land Rover, Renault, Hyundai, and Mitsubishi had smaller numbers of models destroyed. The damage to the city's vital port has prompted concerns from Mazda about how to keep parts flowing into China. The human toll has also been massive with at least 114 dead and many still missing in the tragedy, according to Bloomberg.
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