Devout Man Praying At Temple Spared By Crashing Lorry

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This is the moment a man praying at a temple is spared from being crushed to death as a lorry heading straight towards him is stopped dead in its tracks just inches away.

The incredible near miss happened as the superstitious man stopped in front of the Buddhist Shui Yue Temple on 29th October.

In the video, the native of Lufeng City in China’s southern province of Guangdong is seen clasping his palms together and bowing in front of the temple.

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But his prayer is interrupted just seconds later when the out-of-control tow truck, which was hauling a broken-down forklift, suddenly speeds into view and crashes onto the pavement behind him.

The emergency services vehicle threatens to mow down the devout temple-goer who leaps out the way and runs away as the vehicle crashes to a stop.

In the video, the vehicle cabin is seen separated from its undercarriage, and the forklift on the back also falls onto the road.

However, the temple-goer escapes unharmed.

Local authorities are understood to be investigating the crash, but social media users have commented on how ‘lucky’ the prayer man was.

‘Xinsu Shijian Chonglangge’ wrote: “Praying helps!”

‘Tengyuan Luroudian’ added: “Dear Buddha, I want a car.”

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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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