The terrifying moment saw the truck burst into flames after it crashed into a railway crossing and was hit by a speeding train – but somehow everyone survived.
The collision caused the truck to crash into a bridge in the Indonesian city of Semarang, with pools of fire surrounding the wreckage as authorities responded.
This is the shocking moment a truck breaks down at a railway crossing in Indonesia and explodes after being hit by a speeding train.
The truck was dragged over the tracks, exploding in a huge fireball as it crashed into a bridge.
Pools of fire and sparks were seen around the wreckage as authorities responded to the incident.
Miraculously all passengers survived, local media reported that only one was injured.
The Brantas train, operated by the Indonesian Railway Company (KAI), was traveling to Blitar in East Java when it crashed in the city of Semarang on Tuesday evening.
The truck was dragged over the tracks, bursting into flames as it crashed into a bridge in Semarang, Indonesia.
Investigators said the truck’s engine broke down while going to the level crossing.
The driver went to seek help shortly before the oncoming train carrying 626 passengers hit the car.
The crew members of the train also managed to escape.
Semarang City Police Chief Senior Commissioner Irwan Anwar said: ‘This truck suddenly crashed into the railway line.
‘The driver and controller then managed to call for help from the guard guarding the train crossing, but the train was already approaching.’
After the front of the train burst into flames, it continued for several yards before stopping. Pools of fire and sparks surrounded the wreckage as authorities responded to the incident
The police chief added: ‘The train engineer and crew jumped from the train after making sure everything was safe. Only one passenger was slightly injured as he jumped off the train.’
A KAI spokesperson said that train operations have resumed normally from Wednesday after checks by railway operators.
Ixfan Hendri Wintoko, KAI public relations manager for operational area 4, told local media: ‘We will calculate the total loss and we will ask the truck operator to pay compensation.’
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