[VIDEO] Petrol Nozzle Bursts Into Flames After Motorist Forgets To Turn Off Engine

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A CCTV footage of a motorist refuelling his car at a petrol station in Ipoh, Perak, which has made its rounds on Facebook is a reminder to Malaysians never to leave their car engines running whilst filling up their tank.

The video, which was uploaded by We Are Malaysians on Wednesday (28 March), depicted the driver and the passenger both had stepped out the car without turning the engine off.

And moments after the driver in question began refuelling his car, the petrol nozzle suddenly burst into flames – sending the duo in a state of panic.

The driver promptly pulled the nozzle out, which led to some of the petrol spilling on the ground and subsequently spreading the fire.

But (presumably) one of the employees stationed at the unidentified petrol station was quick on her feet, as she managed to extinguish the fire before it got out of control.

In response to the video that had gained over 34k views at the time of writing, netizens chimed in on the importance of turning the engine off prior filling petrol:

However, this is not an isolated case as it looks like such incidences had happened in the past.

NST reported that a 25-year-old woman previously sustained severe burn injuries after 60 per cent of her body had caught on fire because she was using her mobile phone while refuelling her car.

In the 2016 incident which happened in Setapak Indah, Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department operations chief Samsol Maarif Saibani explained, “A spark ignited from the pump and triggered a reaction with her handphone.”

In light of this most recent incident, Malaysian Digest would like to encourage our readers and motorists to always adhere to the petrol station’s regulations and take safety precautions to avoid risking their lives.

- Malaysian Digest