An Underground Gas Tank Suddenly Exploded at a Petrol Station in Saudi Arabia

The video shows the terrified customers running for their lives. Luckily no one was hurt.
Loukia Papadopoulos

Anything that has to do with gas has the potential to explode, but we rarely think about such scenarios when we go to gas stations. We are so used to them being safe, but every once in a while, something happens that reminds us just how dangerous gasoline can be.

This is exactly what happened in a Naft service station in Saudi Arabia. Just as some customers were peacefully putting gas into their cars, out of nowhere, a devastating explosion occurred.

The explosion was caught on the Naft garage's CCTV footage and it makes for quite some interesting viewing. In the video, you can see the manholes providing access to the tank blown off.

Flames can be seen coming out of the remaining holes. Luckily no one was hurt, but the customers did all have different reactions.

One abandoned his car and ran away. Another ran back to his car, got in and drove off. A third one left his friend standing out of the car and drove off with the petrol station hose still attached to his car.

And in all fairness, no one can really blame them for panicking like that.

How do you think you would react to such a situation? Watch the video to see for yourself how the explosion went down.

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