Movie-Style Moment Tanker Explodes In Petrol Station

Story By: Peotr Tulba, Sub EditorJoseph GolderAgency: Central European News

Video Credit: CEN/@presshata

This footage shows a petrol tanker being engulfed in a huge explosion as three men run for their lives escaping the inferno’s blast in the nick of time.

The incident was filmed in the city of Chelyabinsk in the south-western Russian region of Chelyabinsk Oblast when two fuel trucks with a capacity of 30,000 litres were loading up the petrol pumps.

According to eyewitnesses, one of the fuel tankers caught fire and exploded, quickly consuming the other tanker next to it.

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Pictures Credit: CEN/@presshata

In the dramatic footage, the two stationary tankers are seen either side of the petrol pumps.

Flames burst out of the top of one of the tankers and a huge fireball forces three workers to run clear.

Meanwhile, the flames consume the other tanker which also appears to catch on fire.

According to local media, the incident affected a 200- metre (656-foot) area and one tanker driver was injured after suffering a head injury for which he was hospitalised.

Reports said that workers tried to extinguish the blaze but to no avail, and a team of firefighters was sent to battle the flames for over 20 minutes at the affected petrol station.

Meanwhile, the local authorities evacuated people in the surrounding area as a safety precaution.

It is unclear what started the first explosion and the investigation is ongoing.

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