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Watch this man's natural-gas pickup explode as he refuels it

Posted Jan 25th 2013 1:29PM

CNG-powered truck explodes while being refilled

We've reported before on the proliferation of natural-gas powered vehicles in the heavily oil-sanctioned state of Iran. Now we've got some further very dramatic circumstantial evidence that not all of the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles are as safe as their Iranian owners would hope.

It's hard to say just what caused the violent ending in this pickup refilling video – a KTLA rebroadcast from an unidentified news source – but the result is terrifying. In light of this catastrophic clip, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention that CNG vehicles have an excellent safety record here in North America. Follow on below to watch the video clip.

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