Tractor tyre bursts at KZN petrol station, wrecks a Ford bakkie

Tractor tyre bursts at KZN petrol station, wrecks a Ford bakkie

- A clip of a tractor tyre bursting at a KwaZulu-Natal petrol station has been circulating online

- In the clip, a man is pumping the tyre and then it suddenly bursts into the air and crashes back onto the bakkie

- While the bakkie was left badly damaged, there were luckily no reported injuries due to the accident

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A hair-raising video clip as well as a few pictures have been shared online by South African road safety group Arrive Alive on their official Twitter account of an incident that occurred at a KZN petrol station recently.

In the clip, a man sits at the back of the bakkie filling the large tyre with air. Before long the tyre bursts causing it to fly into the air before coming crashing down onto the bakkie and badly destroying it.

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While the bakkie looks completely destroyed by the large tractor tyre, there were no reported fatalities or injuries, making this freak accident a lucky one since anyone hit by the tire would have been badly hurt.

Meanwhile, Twitterzens shared their thoughts on the hair-raising clip.

@TmakgoaleTshepo said:

"Ijoooo, this can kill you."

@kgeremolla said:

"This activity is not allowed at the mine. You cannot pump a vehicle tyre on the premises. Dangerous to no end if an untrained operation is being undertaken."

@kholomapho said:

"We actually lost a colleague at the mine in 2004 due to this. We since stopped the practice."

@manhanry said:

"They didn't read to understand."
Tractor tyre burst destroys bakkie

Bakkie destroyed by a flying tractor tyre. Source: Arrive Alive/Twitter
Source: Twitter

In other news about things flying through the sky, an Indonesian coffin maker identified as Josua Hutagalung had his fortune changed when a meteorite worth £1.4 million (R28 million) crashed through the roof of his house.

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The 33-year-old man said he was working on a coffin next to his house when the space rock smashed through the veranda at the edge of his living room.

The meteorite, weighing 2.1kg, was still warm and partially broken when the man brought it out from where it landed. According to Josua, residents who heard the sound when the rock landed came to his house to have a look at it, Daily Mail reported.

The rock was bought by a doctor and meteorite collector in the United States of America identified as Jay Piatek. Josua said he would use part of the money to build a church in his community.

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