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Almost 6000 Jaguar Land Rover vehicles were among those stored in the Chinese port of Tianjin, hit by explosions that killed 114 people, the British carmaker has revealed.
It said it expected that many of the 5800 Range Rovers, Land Rovers and Jaguars being imported from Britain to China through the port will have been badly damaged if not destroyed.
It added that it had been unable to access the most damaged parts of the port, which reported cyanide contamination yesterday, and could not say how many cars had been hit.
The vehicles were spread across many locations in Tianjin, some closer than others to the site of the explosions.
Jaguar Land Rover exports 100,000 vehicles a year to China, its biggest single market ahead of Europe and North America, and it said it could take several months to replace those lost.
All the vehicles were insured by the manufacturer.