Watch: Car explodes at gas station but not due to use of cellphone


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A viral video has been circulating on social media showing a car exploding while getting refueled.

Some websites sharing the video warned car owners and passengers never to use a mobile phone while a vehicle is being filled with gas as this could result in a tragedy shown in the clip.

While this is a fair warning that no one should ever take for granted, the explosion in the video was not actually caused by a cellphone.

The incident reportedly took place at a CNG gas station in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil early this month.

A woman, who was inside the car, died in the explosion while three others were hurt. The fatality has been identified as Erica de Lima Thiengo Siqueira, 27, who died instantly when the gas erupted.

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The man who was standing by the window and talking to the woman is Jorge Siqueira de Souza, 45. He was seriously hurt along with two other staff of the gas refill station.

The explosion also caused heavy damage to the roof of the establishment. A car on the opposite side also sustained damage from the blast.

And according to Rio de Janeiro fire department, the cause of the explosion is apparently the build-up of pressure inside the gas cylinder while the Volkswagen SpaceFox was being filled with natural gas.

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This article has been viewed 11843 times. Article originally posted: April 26, 2017, 5:44 pm (UTC-0). Last update: April 26, 2017 at 5:45 pm (UTC-0).

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