Video Credit: CEN/Doris Ercegovic via Index.hr Portal
This is the moment a young couple pass a burning car in a tunnel and joke about it blowing up just before the vehicle suddenly explodes.
The incident was filmed by the couple while driving through the Sveti Rok Tunnel in the western Croatian region of Lika, and was later shared on social media.
According to reports, the car caught fire in the tunnel for unknown reasons and the explosion blocked traffic for over an hour and a half.
Pictures Credit: CEN
Fortunately, the owners were not inside their vehicle when it suddenly exploded.
Fire brigade spokesperson Mile Rocak said: “The people left the burning car by themselves beforehand.”
An unnamed eyewitness told local media: “I think we were the last car to pass because they closed the tunnel behind us.
“Just as we were passing the burning car, it suddenly exploded. I think there was another blast shortly after as well.”
In the video footage, the witnesses are heard talking in their vehicle as they drive past the flaming car on the side of the road.
A man says: “What if it explodes now just as we are passing?”
The woman replies: “No, don’t say that!”
In that moment, the car blows up with a huge bang.
Fortunately, during the whole incident no one was injured and no other vehicles were damaged, according to reports.
The local authorities have yet to confirm that they are investigating the incident.
Netizen ‘Boris Mihalicek’ commented: “The most important thing is that there were no victims.”
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