Fierce flames engulf road and cars after oil tanker explodes on China highway

Fierce flames engulfed a highway in China after an oil tanker exploded on the road.

Terrifying footage shows the massive blaze ripping through the Quanzhou Expressway in Fujian province on Monday 2 January.

Flames ravaged the vehicle and set alight a trail of lubricant that spilt from its tank, spreading to nearby vehicles and some houses.

The fire was extinguished at 1:15am local time on 3 January and while no casualties have been reported, the cause of the explosion is still under investigation.

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