- A birthday girl was caught up in an inferno after hydrogen balloons caught fire
- The frightening inferno started as the sparkler-style candle on her cake was lit
- Guests could be seen running and screaming from the flames during the incident in India
This is the shocking moment a birthday girl is set on fire by hydrogen balloons at her party and suffers horrific burns.
Startling footage has emerged of the balloons exploding, engulfing the girl and her friends in flames as she lights the candles on her birthday cake.
The incident took place last Saturday in India and the video has been circulating on social media.
The birthday girl was engulfed in flames after the hydrogen balloon at her party caught fire
Photos reveal the girl – who is believed to be a teenager – suffered horrific burns across her arms after the fire
The footage was originally published on Facebook by the birthday girl’s friend – who filmed the nightmarish episode on his mobile phone.
Photos reveal the girl – who is believed to be a teenager – suffered horrific burns across her arms after the fire.
Many countries have banned the use of hydrogen in balloons, the UK outlawed it in 1914, because the gas is so flammable.
The footage was originally published on Facebook by the birthday girl’s friend – who filmed the nightmarish episode on his mobile phone
As the birthday girl lit her cake, the flame catches the balloon and it becomes a fireball
The clip begins showing the birthday girl lighting a candle on her cake at her party – while a group of friends crowd around the table and snap photos on their phone.
The girl – who is wearing a pale blue dress and has a distinctive tattoo on the inside of her left arm – is surrounded by dozens of pink and black hydrogen balloons as she lights her cake with a match.
However as she lights her cake, the candle bursts into flames and and the hydrogen-filled balloons around her explode.
The girl could be seen screaming and running away after the balloon caught fire
Screams can be heard as a huge fireball fills the room and the birthday girl is engulfed by the flames.
Shocked by the nightmarish explosion, the friend – who has been filming the incident – briefly loses control of his camera.
But as soon as the friend pans back to the scene, the birthday girl can be heard screaming in terror and seen running towards the camera.
The friend loses control of his camera again and the video cuts on an image of a girl’s hand.