Driver throws cigarette butt, sets own truck on fire

Driver throws cigarette butt, sets own truck on fire

No one was injured in the fire.

By Web Report

Published: Sat 1 Dec 2018, 12:35 PM

Last updated: Sat 1 Dec 2018, 2:43 PM

A careless truck driver in southeast China threw a cigarette butt out of the window onto the road while driving and set his own truck on fire.

According to South China Morning Post, the driver admitted that he was smoking a cigarette and threw it out adding that the wind probably blew it to the back of the truck. He is identified by his surname Wu.
Flames and heavy smoke engulfed the back of the vehicle as it came off a motorway in Zhangzhou, Fujian province, and stopped near a toll station. Luckily, some bystanders rushed to the spot with fire extinguishers and managed to put out the fire, the report added.

Investigators ruled out self-ignition as the cause because the rest of the truck was intact. Self-ignition usually occurs in the front and middle part of a vehicle. Some plastic cages and two bicycles were damaged in the fire.

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