The explosive dangers of China have once again been amply illustrated by this widely circulated video of a manhole cover being blown skywards in a huge explosion, with an unfortunate man being sent flying by the force of the explosive gases released.
The video, which shows a 20kg manhole cover being blown sky high and the man having his clothes blown off and being flung several metres from the blast.
The incident was caused by a sewer gas explosion in China’s Hunan province, and was captured on a security camera.
The man suffered serious burns, but survived, whilst his sons are said to have escaped injury.
The (huge) gif.