Terrifying moment man sets Porsche on fire as woman sits inside it at petrol station in China
- Man set fire to a Porsche by igniting the petrol as it was being refuelled
- The CCTV footage was captured in Shenzhen, southern China on December 16
- A woman was helped out of the front of the burning vehicle and ran clear
This is the shocking moment a man set fire to a Porsche with a woman inside it at a petrol station in southern China.
CCTV footage captured in Shenzhen on December 16 at just after 3pm shows a man rush towards the Porsche as it was being refuelled.
He pulled out the fuel gun and ignited the gasoline. Flames quickly engulfed one side of the Porsche.
The man, wearing a grey jacket, grabbed the petrol gun out of the car and set it on fire at the petrol station in Shenzhen on December 16
He dropped the petrol gun and fled as flames engulfed one side of the Porsche
A man who had been standing behind the Porsche rushed forward to help the woman out of the car
The two then ran away from the burning vehicle before staff rushed to put out the flames
Another man who had been standing behind the Porsche rushed forward to help the woman out of the front of the car.
The two of them ran clear as petrol station staff rushed forward with extinguishers and swiftly put out the flames, preventing a deadly explosion.
It was unclear whether the woman was the driver, or the car was a left or right-hand drive.
The man who started the fire was detained by police and the incident is being investigated.
The woman (left) flees the burning car as petrol station staff rush forward to put out the flames
A man ignited gasoline and flames engulfed the Porsche before pump staff came to the rescue
It was a very different outcome when a driver drove away from a petrol station in Jieyang, Guangdong province, south-east China, with the gas pump still in his fuel tank.
Shocking video footage from April 2019 shows the petrol pump being knocked to the ground and sparking a fire which then exploded into a massive blaze.
The vehicle yanked over the petrol dispenser in Jieyang, Guangdong province, south-east China and sparked a fire in footage from April 2019
The pump crashed to the ground sparking a fire which explodes into a massive blaze which resulted in an evacuation of the area around the gas station
Prior to the blaze, the footage shows the driver pulling away from the petrol pump and yanking it down at 8:50pm local time.
Petrol station staff, customers and nearby residents were evacuated as the fire quickly grew out of control and engulfed the entire area, according to Guangzhou Daily.
Local fire service dispatched 15 fire engines and 58 rescuers to the scene.