Cars Engulfed In Flames After Gas Tanker Explodes Near Beijing

NewsflarePublished: February 12, 2018
Published: February 12, 2018

This footage sure looks like it came out of an apocalyptic horror movie. A gas tanker rolled onto its side in northern China on Sunday and caught fire, injuring eight people. There is debate about what caused the fire, but people are ruling out the tanker driver. It seems that the first car that was frantically trying to get as far away from the crash ran over the leakage on the road, igniting a spark and starting the inferno.

The dramatic dashcam video of the incident near Beijing, shows the liquefied petroleum gas - which leaked onto the road - ignite, completely engulfing three cars. Flames then shoot into the air and right along the side of the road, burning vegetation for at least 50 metres along the highway. Emergency services came to the scene and quickly brought the fire under control.

The incident is being investigated, according to local media. Official reports claim that the passengers in the three cars are stable, some only suffering minor wounds, while the truck driver suffered 50% burns on his body.

One thing is for sure, we need to work on handling these situations more calmly. All it takes is one mistake on the road and a lot of people might get hurt. We mustn’t forget that it’s not just us on the road. What would you have done? Make sure you tell us more in the comments down below.

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