A Chinese highway transformed into a raging inferno after an overturned tanker coated the road in liquid natural gas, creating a potential deathtrap for unsuspecting motorists.
As he pulls over, the entire length of road turns into a sea of flame, engulfing another car and incinerating trees and bushes edging the road.
He then dashes out of the car in a desperate bid to escape.
In the ensuing carnage, two people were seriously burned and another six sustained light injuries, according to local media reports.
The rig's drivers escaped injury.
The Beijing-Harbin Expressway, where the incident occurred, is a major thoroughfare for trucks carrying coal, LNG and other commodities, as well as motorists.
The scene occurred ahead of the beginning of Chinese New Year this week, when the country's roads are packed with people heading home to visit their families in what is often described as the world's largest human migration.
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