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Burning Car Explodes As Passing Couple Joke It Might

Rebecca Shepherd

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Burning Car Explodes As Passing Couple Joke It Might

Isn't it weird when something happens just as you say it could. Like when there's a last minute goal that put a quick stop to you winning a four-fold accumulator, or when you think you might see the person you really don't want to - and they walk around the corner.

Or what about joking that a car is going to explode? Can't say we've ever done that tbh. This couple have though, at the very moment they passed it burning inside a tunnel.

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We're not sure it's the time for jokes - more like get the hell outta there. But the incident was filmed by a young couple while driving through the Sveti Rok Tunnel in the western Croatian region of Lika, and was later shared on social media.

According to reports, the car caught fire in the tunnel for unknown reasons and the explosion blocked traffic for over an hour and a half.

Fortunately, the owners were not inside their vehicle when it suddenly exploded. Fire brigade spokesperson Mile Rocak said: "The people left the burning car by themselves beforehand."

The moment of the explosion. Credit: CEN
The moment of the explosion. Credit: CEN

As the couple passed, the man said: "And what if it explodes now when we are passing?" To which the woman responded: "No, don't say that," before asking: "Where are the firemen?"

The man can then be heard saying: "I just hope that there are no people left inside." And as they passed the vehicle - which has its boot open - there is a bang and gasps can be heard from the travelling car.

The scene as the couple approached the burning car. Credit: CEN
The scene as the couple approached the burning car. Credit: CEN

An unnamed eyewitness told local media: "I think we were the last car to pass because they closed the tunnel behind us. Just as we were passing the burning car, it suddenly exploded. I think there was another blast shortly after as well."

Fortunately, during the whole incident no one was injured and no other vehicles were damaged, according to reports.

The local authorities have yet to confirm that they are investigating the incident.

The couple joked that the car could explode as they passed. Credit: CEN
The couple joked that the car could explode as they passed. Credit: CEN

Just days ago a car exploded at a petrol station in Argentina believed to belong to an alleged drug smuggler. As the blast happened a cloud of white powder was sent from the rear window.

The substance has been confirmed as being cocaine after police attended the scene in the city of Orán in the northern Argentine province of Salta.

As the petrol station attendant was filling the car, an explosion ripped out the rear window and a white substance was cast into the air.

Reports said that the driver checked the items in the back of his car before climbing in the vehicle and fleeing the scene with an accomplice.

Featured Image Credit: CEN

Topics: News, Croatia, Explosion, Car

Rebecca Shepherd
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