This is the shocking moment an oil barrel blasted a man’s face as he tried to cut it open in southern China.
CCTV footage filmed in Yiyang City, Hunan province on November 18 shows the man cutting open the barrel when it suddenly exploded. The container flew up several metres into the air and then slammed onto the road.
The loud explosion attracted the attention of nearby businesses and passersby, who approached to see what had happened. Witnesses said the man was slightly injured and frightened, but was otherwise fine.
Leftover petrol that was ignited inside the barrel is believed to have caused the incident.