Blast From Self-Made Explosive Injures Five in Shanghai Airport
June 14, 2016

A man set off a home-made explosive at a terminal in Shanghai's Pudong International Airport on Sunday, the city's government said, injuring five people, including himself.

The explosion occurred near the airport's Terminal Two ticketing area at about 2:20 p.m. and the people who were injured were taken away for medical treatment, the Shanghai government said in a short statement on its official microblog.

"According to an initial police investigation, a man took self-made explosive materials in a beer bottle out of his backpack and threw it at ticketing counter," the government said.

Therefore, the inspection of both the Passenger Terminal and Cargo Terminal will likely be delayed. Please keep these guidelines in mind for your cargo:

  • Outside packing for chemical and dangerous cargo should be feature a clear, shipping identifier
  • Shipping identifier must include the Chinese and English commodity name, component and manufacturer name
  • Customs inspection will also search for the brand name and copyright issue 

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