Lorry Crashes Into Building And Causes Massive Blaze

Story By: John Feng, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report

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This dramatic footage shows an out-of-control lorry that crashed through a thoroughfare and ploughed into a five-storey building reportedly causing the structure to burst into flames.

The accident happened in the town of Fengshan, which is in Luoyuan County in China’s eastern Fujian Province, on the morning of 28th September.

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Traffic camera footage shows the heavy goods vehicle driver unable to stop and swerving left and right in an unsuccessful bid to avoid colliding with cars on the busy thoroughfare known as Fengnan West Road.

He crashes past vehicles including cars and scooters, with reports saying the vehicle then suffered a burst tyre, causing it to career off the busy road.

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The heavy goods vehicle – said to have been hauling raw materials for plastic production – slammed into the lobby of the five-storey office building before its engine burst into flames, witnesses reported.

Footage taken by nearby residents show the office block ablaze, with the fire spreading up the structure in a straight line outside the building.

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Local authorities said 18 firefighters and three fire engines were dispatched to the site, with the flames brought under control shortly after.

While images show the tractor of the lorry seemingly mangled and heavily damaged, police have yet to reveal whether the driver survived the accident.

Local media reports say at least two people had died and several more were injured and still receiving treatment.

However, the authorities had not announced official casualty figures at the time of writing.

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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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