Driver escapes burning van carrying highly explosive gas canisters

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Driver escapes burning van carrying highly explosive gas canisters
18th June 2014

This is the moment a van carrying highly explosive gas cylinders burst into flames. 

The driver was able to escape before firefighters and police arrived.

The emergency services were called to the fire on the A2 in south east London just before 4pm yesterday. 

The road in Blackfen was closed as a safety precaution over fears the gas cylinders could explode. 

No injuries were reported. 

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