Man barbecues car by mistake
Today, I read how a man barbecued his car by mistake. According to the article:
A man barbecued his own car by mistake following a mishap at a grill party in southern Germany, police said.
The 37-year-old poured a beaker of petrol onto the smouldering charcoal of his balcony grill in order to coax it into life, prompting a tongue of flame to shoot out.
A friend standing next to him panicked and dropped the cannister containing the petrol, causing it to ignite and spill on to the man’s car parked below.
The car went up [in] flames.
Two other vehicles were damaged in the blaze, which police said caused no injuries but more than 30,000 euro ($50,000) worth of damage.
That’s very unfortunate.
Lessons learnt/already known to most:
- A beaker of petrol is plenty for a balcony BBQ. Use sparingly (if at all).
- Smouldering coal can be rekindled with blowing air.
- Petrol is valuable.
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