Joshua Dowling July 19, 2012
Lucky escape as streets of Russia turn into Hollywood.
A van driver in Russia was lucky to escape uninjured after his delivery van caught fire – and then exploded into a ball of flames moments later.
In a scene reminiscent of a Hollywood blockbuster, two other bystanders also narrowly escape injury: a driver of a Lada Niva four-wheel-drive and a Cruze hatchback drive past as the fireball takes full flight.
The van driver had the presence of mind to evacuate in the middle of the road when he noticed his van was on fire – just before an eyewitness captured this footage on his mobile phone.
Proving perhaps that morbid curiosity is the same the world over, the young video-takers can be heard giggling after the dangerous explosion.
Which just goes to show: boys like explosions in real life as well as in the movies.
We’re just glad no-one was hurt.