Following a twist on age-old fire safety advice, one man stopped, hopped (into his car) and rolled (away).
But he neglected another piece of age-old fire safety advice: don’t go ripping apart gas lines.
A video uploaded to LiveLeak on Wednesday purports to show disaster unfolding at a gas station in Muscat, Oman.
Two individuals on scooters stop to fill up, but as one of them appears to kick start his scooter, the vehicle erupts in flames.
As the pair flees on foot, the man on the other side of the pumps takes a few moments to realize what’s happening.
When he sees the fire, he rushes to his car and drives off — without unhooking from the pump.
Predictably, the car rips the nozzle away from the fuel line, spilling gasoline onto the ground and allowing the fire to explode.
According to the video description, the incident occurred on Sunday, and the date stamp on the footage seems to confirm that information.
“Attempts by the gas station attendant to put out the fire were pointless,” the video description states. “The fire started at around 11.45pm was immediately brought under control by the fire brigade.”
Thankfully, the description adds, “No casualties were reported.”
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