This is the moment a lorry smashes into a set of traffic light causing the vehicle to explode into a massive fireball which sends the vehicle’s occupants fleeing for their lives.
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The dramatic incident was filmed by a CCTV camera in the city of Ujjain in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and shared on social media.
In the footage, the lorry driver is seen losing control of the vehicle after speeding over a sleeping policeman on the road.
The lorry then mounts the central reservation and comes to a stop in front of a traffic light before erupting in a huge fireball.
Several small explosions appear to go off moments before two people jump out of the cab and run for their lives.
The local police have confirmed that the lorry driver lost control after passing over the speed bump and hitting the traffic divider.
A police spokesperson said that a piece of metal pierced the diesel tank and caused the fuel to leak and catch fire.
The emergency services were called and firefighters managed to extinguish the blaze.
Meanwhile, the police are looking for the lorry driver after he reportedly fled the scene and has not been seen since.
The investigation continues.
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