Chinese state newspaper People’s Daily is today carrying a harrowing report about a tragic accident at the weekend, where a truck carrying a LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) canister flipped over in Yuanling, Hunan province and created an enormous explosion.
Two people were killed during the accident, but when the canister ruptured the explosion killed three firefighters attending to the accident. According to People’s Daily the explosion was so big it uprooted trees and destroyed a number of cars and fire engines.
The video below shows the chaos (please note, the video has no sound).
Shanghaiist also has footage of the same accident from another angle which gives another glimpse at the explosions crazy scale.
Beijing Cream notes that truck explosions appear to be a recurring theme in China. Just last Wednesday a video showed three men running for their lives as their truck exploded into flames.
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