Strikers arrive in 2 buses, jump out of the bus and run towards the attendant working at the pump. The attendant is attacked and the forecourt disrupted.
This video contains a few clips of fuel vapors igniting, probably because there is a static electricity discharge.
Most fires on the forecourt start as a result of static electricity building up and then igniting fuel vapor at the pump:
Bakkie pulls pump and fire erupts. This happens a lot on forecourts. A customer believes the transaction is done and drives away with the nozzle still stuck in the tank. In […]
Customer drives off with nozzle still in tank and pulls dispenser away from the island. Fuel pipe is damaged and fuel pumps out. Seconds later the fuel ignites.