Moment of Gas Explosion Seen at Mall in Melbourne Suburb

StoryfulPublished: December 21, 201712 views
Published: December 21, 2017

A shopping centre in the Melbourne suburb of Frankston, Victoria, was evacuated on December 21 after several gas cylinders caught fire and exploded just after 7 pm, officials said. The explosions involved cylinders for forklifts. The Bayside Shopping Centre was evacuated as a precaution, the Country Fire Authority (CFA) said, while firefighters worked to decant and flame off some of the leaking bottles. There were no injuries reported and minimal damage to surrounding areas, the CFA said. The incident occurred shortly after a car was driven into pedestrians near Flinders Street station in Melbourne, causing several injuries. Police said they believed it was a deliberate act. This footage shows one of the explosions. Credit: Dylan Evan via Storyful

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