Terrifying moment when a driver dives out of his bus window, seconds before it bursts into flames at a gas station in China
- Dramatic footage was recorded in a Shell garage in the Yubei District, Chongqing, China
- The driver launches himself out of the window while the bus ignites and rolls away
- Gas pumps were turned off before the staff bravely approached the fire
- Gong admitted that his van leaked gasoline before the incident on August 20
This is the dramatic moment that a driver jumps out of the window of his van while suddenly catching fire at a gas station.
The CCTV footage of a Shell garage in the Yubei district of Chongqing, China, has the silver van holder Mr. Gong pop out of the window.
Seconds later, his vehicle is flooded with flames, the flames sweep up the vehicle due to a fuel leak.
Starting at the bottom of the chassis, the fire spreads to the driver's cab within seconds during the August 20 incident.
While Mr. Gong rubs his face over the floor and rolls around in an attempt to extinguish all flames, a Shell employee and her colleagues rush forward to extinguish the fire with fire extinguishers.
Gas station manager Sun Jianbiao said the van caught fire when the driver started the engine and prepared to leave, and luckily one of the servants turned off the gas pump before anything else could happen.
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The driver launches himself out of the window and rolls into safety, clearly shaken by the incident
Shell employees extinguish the fire after a vehicle suddenly catches fire at the gas station
Sun said his staff spent around 40 seconds extinguishing the fire.
He added: & # 39; The fire department and other officials investigated and discovered that the gas tank was leaking.
& # 39; It was an old vehicle and part of the cabling was exposed, causing a fire when the driver started the engine. & # 39;
According to the fire brigade, Mr. Gong later admitted that he had noticed that his van was leaking gas earlier in the day, but decided not to tackle it.
No one else was injured during the incident and it is still being investigated.
The Shell gas station in the Yubei district in Chongqing, China, where the incident took place
Shell employee Lan Zhengqun who helped extinguish the fire
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