Asia Wire

Moment Fireball Burns Smokers Face While Trying To Light Ciggie

This is the moment a Chinese man stops to light a cigarette before a huge fireball blows up in his face and apparently singes his jacket.

The incident was filmed in the city of Xuancheng in the eastern Chinese province of Anhui this week with the footage being widely shared on social networks such as Douyin, also known as TikTok.

In the first video, the man is seen standing outside a building entrance as he puts a ciggie in his mouth and goes to light it.

However, a huge fireball blows up in his face and apparently burns his hand too.

He runs onto the pavement while frantically trying to shirk off his jacket after it seemingly caught alight.

He checks the jacket as a woman comes out to speak to him, apparently explaining that the sleeve caught fire as he inspects his hand to check it is okay.

In the second clip, a passerby is seen stopping in his tracks as the fireball blows up in the smoker’s face a few metres away.

He watches with bemusement as the shocked man throws his jacket on the pavement and remains fixed to the spot as the woman takes the burned item of clothing and the pair goes back inside the building.

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