Terrifying moment a truck explodes in a ball of fire after breaking down at a railway crossing and being rammed at high speed by a train, but somehow everyone survives
- The collision caused the truck to crash into a bridge in the city of Semarang, Indonesia.
- Pools of fire were seen surrounding the wreckage as authorities responded.
This is the shocking moment a truck explodes after breaking down at a railway crossing and being hit by a speeding train in Indonesia.
The truck was swept down the tracks and erupted into a huge ball of fire as it crashed into a bridge.
Pools of fire and sparks were seen around the wreckage as authorities responded to the incident.
Miraculously, all the passengers survived, with local media reporting that only one person was injured.
The Brantas train operated by the Indonesian Railway Company (KAI) was traveling to Blitar in East Java when it crashed in the city of Semarang on Tuesday night.
The truck was swept along the tracks and burst into flames when it crashed into a bridge in the Indonesian city of Semarang.
Investigators said the truck’s engine died while it was at the level crossing.
The conductor had left to seek help shortly before the oncoming train with 626 passengers collided with the vehicle.
The train crew member also managed to escape.
Senior Commissioner Irwan Anwar, Semarang City Police Chief, said: ‘This truck suddenly broke down on the rails.
“Then the conductor and controller managed to call the guard guarding the train crossing for help, but the train was already approaching.”
After the front of the train bursts into flames, it continues for a few meters before coming to a stop. Pools of fire and sparks surrounded the wreckage as authorities responded to the incident.
The police chief added: “The engineer and crew jumped off the train after making sure everything was safe. Only one passenger suffered minor injuries because he fell while jumping off the train.
A KAI spokesman said train operations had resumed as normal as of Wednesday after checks by rail operators.
Ixfan Hendri Wintoko, KAI’s public relations manager for Operational Area 4, told local media: “We will calculate the total loss and ask the truck operator to compensate.”