Car Turns Into Fireball As Battery Suddenly Explodes

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This is the moment a car hauling a shipment of faulty batteries fills with smoke and then explodes into a fireball leaving the driver with his eyebrows seared off.

The accident happened in the city of Yibin in China’s south-western Sichuan Province on 14th August, with the driver somehow managing to escape the inferno.

Traffic camera footage captured the moment some of the problematic scooter batteries in the boot of the JAC Motors electric vehicle suddenly begin emitting smoke, filling the interior of the SUV.

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As smoke begins pouring out the car windows, the unnamed driver moves a few feet forwards in order to create space to open his door.

But the scooter batteries – which he was reportedly taking back to a factory because they were faulty – explode shortly after, with flames shooting out both sides of the JAC iEV6S.

According to reports, the driver managed to escape during the chaos, but he was pictured sitting injured by the roadside with his eyebrows scorched off and his hair sizzling from the fire.

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No one else was harmed during the incident which is still under investigation, reports said.

JAC Motors, which is based in East China’s Anhui Province, was quick to release a statement after the fire denying that the blaze was related to the battery of the iEV6S SUV itself.

It claimed the faulty battery cargo was solely to blame, and not the iEV6S – one of the company’s now discontinued models.

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.

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