Moment elderly pedestrian is knocked off her feet by a powerful fire hose after firefighter loses control of it
- Firefighter is unable to hold onto water hose while extinguishes a blaze in a bin
- Elderly woman knocked to ground by fire hose in Tomsk Oblast region of Russia
- A firefighter immediately rushes towards the pensioner and help her to her feet
This is the moment an out-of-control fire hose knocked down an elderly woman after a sudden surge in water pressure sent it flying out of a firefighter’s grip.
CCTV captured in Tomsk, in the southern Russian region of Tomsk Oblast, shows the pensioner walking along a pavement towards the firefighter, who is extinguishing a blaze in a rubbish bin.
Just moments later, a sudden surge of water explodes from the fire hose and throws the firefighter backwards onto the road.
The elderly woman attempts to move away from the hose as it thrashes around on the ground but it trips her up and sends her falling to the ground.
The pensioner falls to the ground on Naranovich Street in the city of Tomsk, in the southern Russian region of Tomsk Oblast
A firefighter extinguishes a blaze in a rubbish bin as the pensioner walks along the pavement
The strong jet of water then sprays into her bag and sends her belongings flying onto the road.
A firefighter immediately rushes towards the elderly woman to help her to her feet before he is joined by his colleague.
As the pair help the pensioner, another member of staff runs towards the fire hose which is eventually turned off.
Following the scenes, firefighters helped the pensioner collect her belongings strewn across the street.
The woman was not injured in the incident, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations later confirmed.
A strong jet of water gushes out of the fire hose and sends the firefighter flying onto the road
The elderly woman is helped to her to her feet by firefighters as the fire hose is turned off