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Terrifying moment a driver nosedives out of his van window seconds before it erupts into flames at a petrol station in China

This is the dramatic moment a driver leaps out of his van's window as it suddenly bursts into flames at a petrol station.

The CCTV footage from a Shell garage in the Yubei District in Chongqing, China, shows silver van owner Mr Gong diving out of the window.

Seconds later his vehicle is engulfed with flames, the blaze sweeping up the vehicle due to a fuel leak.

Beginning at the bottom of the chassis the blaze spreads to the drivers' cabin within seconds during the August 20 incident.

As Mr Gong rubs his face on the ground and rolls around in a bid to snuff out any flames, a Shell staff member and her colleagues dash over to put out the fire using handheld extinguishers.

Filling station manager Sun Jianbiao said the van caught fire as the driver started the engine and was preparing to leave, and luckily one of the attendants turned off the petrol pump before anything else could happen.   

Sun said his staff spent about 40 seconds putting out the fire.

He added: 'The fire service and other officials investigated and found the van petrol tank had a leak.

'It was an old vehicle, and some of its cabling was exposed, so that sparked a fire when the driver started the engine.'

According to the fire service, Mr Gong later admitted he had noticed his van was leaking petrol earlier in the day but chose not to address it.

No one else was injured during the incident and it is still under investigation.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7384327/Driver-nosedives-van-window-seconds-erupts-flames-petrol-station.html

 

stella Posted on August 27, 2019 16:34

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