A video that has gone viral on social media shows the BMW going up in flames.
Watch the video below:
Shanghaiist reports that the car was surrounded by offerings and a red cloth covered the hood. Authorities suspect that it was on this red cloth that the man had placed burning incense. However, according to CGTN, it was four children who had put burning incense near the car.
On Facebook, news of the burning car has garnered many hilarious comments.
"God said "Thank you, I'll take this car," jokes one commenter. "The BMW gods love the sacrifice!" laughs another.
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