Port of Los Angeles terminal evacuated after explosion

Port of Los Angeles terminal evacuated after explosion

An explosion at Port of Los Angeles at around 6pm Tuesday local time has led to a terminal being evacuated.

According to local media ABC7, the explosion came from the inside of a shipping container stored at the port.

Around 100 port employees from the Evergreen terminal at the port have been evacuated. Some roads near the explosion site were also closed.

The six other terminals at the port were not evacuated and operating normally. No injuries or other property damages was reported from the incident.

Local police and the bomb squad have arrived at the scene and investigations are ongoing.

Jason Jiang

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