Septic Tank Blast Sends Sewage Flying Everywhere. Fireworks To Blame

The force of the explosion had residents wondering whether an earthquake had struck.

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Septic Tank Blast Sends Sewage Flying Everywhere. Fireworks To Blame

Caught on camera: The moment sparks from fireworks caused a septic tank to explode


Surveillance footage captured the moment a septic tank exploded and sent sewage flying everywhere. The tank exploded after sparks from fireworks fell into it. Children had been bursting firecrackers closeby. The force of the explosion had residents wondering whether an earthquake had struck. The incident occurred on April 17 in Linyi, a city in east China's Shandong province and was caught on camera. 

The grainy black and white CCTV footage begins with at least three excited children bursting fireworks near a well. Two adults watch as the children play with the firecrackers. Suddenly, there's a huge explosion. One of the children and an adult is thrown to the ground due to the sheer force of the blast.

A septic tank underneath the well exploded, reports CGTN, as a result of sparks from the firecrackers igniting flammable gases inside the tank.

Residents who heard the rumbling and felt the ground shake initially mistook the blast for an earthquake. 

Fortunately, the child managed to escape with a few minor injuries.

Watch the dramatic footage below:



Earlier this week, CCTV footage emerged of the moment fireworks suddenly ignited and exploded inside a car in China's central Zhejiang province. 

Reports suggest someone seated inside the car carelessly lit a cigarette and that is what likely caused the fireworks to explode.
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