ASH KICKING PARTY: Teens Flee Exploding Barbecue

A group of teens fled in panic when a Chinese New Year barbecue exploded in their faces sending flames flying 15 feet into the air.

The six youngsters – from Zhaotong, Yunnan Province, south-western China – had been celebrating on 24th January as they gathered around the grill.

But without warning, something in the barbecue suddenly explodes.

CCTV footage of the blast shows plates of food and cutlery flying into the air in a shower of sparks.

And the teens are seen frantically trying to slap out red hot cinders and ashes burning into their clothes.

Brazier explodes as people sit around it in Zhaotong, Yunnan in China, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. No one was injured. (123409322/AsiaWire)

Later, they were apparently able to laugh it off as they shared the footage on Douyin – China’s TikTok – with the caption: “The first shot of the New Year.”

Netizens were confused by what caused the sudden blow-up, and user ‘like-minded’ said: “I want to know if some ghost dropped in a firecracker.”

User ‘elder brother.’ said: “There is no heat dissipation underneath, so that must be why it exploded.”

People sit around fire in Zhaotong, Yunnan in China, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. The brazier then exploded. (123409322/AsiaWire)

And user ‘Plain International’ said: “You can bet countless times that nothing will happen, but this one time will make you stop taking chances.”