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Petrol tanker bursts into flames in electrical storm in Melbourne

CCTV has captured the moment a petrol tanker burst into flames in the Australian city of Melbourne.

People in a nearby hotel had to flee as the explosion hit the hotel's driveway, setting fire to two parked cars.

The driver of the tanker got out of the cab just seconds before the blast - he suffered burns to his legs and arms. It apparently happened during an electrical storm.

  • 11 Dec 2011