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Lorry 'explodes' in Sturry, Canterbury, as deafening bang 'shakes' cars

Dashcam footage has captured the moment a lorry “explodes” on a busy road.

The driver is waiting in traffic in Sturry, Canterbury, when his car is suddenly “shaken hard” by the deafening bang.

Thick black smoke then billows across the road into the path of oncoming vehicles.

Watch: Smoke was seen coming out of the lorry

The startled motorist is heard asking: “The **** was that?”

He posted a video of the incident on Twitter, saying: “When you’re in traffic, minding your own business, and are nearly killed by an exploding lorry. That.

“You’ll have to take my word for how loud/strong it was. Shook the car, hard!”

The driver of a silver car in front leans out to try and see what has happened.

He turns and says something to the driver with the dashcam, which sounds like: “Tyre’s blown.”

A man dressed in black is then seen running from the front of the vehicle and around the back as the video ends.

A driver leans out of his car to get a closer look. Pic: AngryBritain / Twitter (13676604)
A driver leans out of his car to get a closer look. Pic: AngryBritain / Twitter (13676604)

The transporter appears to have been carrying a JCB vehicle when it stopped in Black Mill Bridge just outside a Mercedes car dealership.

Posting again on Twitter, from the AngryBritain.com account, the driver says: "It’s left a hole in the road surface, bit of something on the ground.

"The whole Merc dealership came out to look!

"Oh, and the silly **** drove off afterward with smoke billowing out of it. I flashed, didn’t stop."

The bang was so loud that people from a nearby business rushed out to see what had happened Pic: AngryBritain / Twitter (13676601)
The bang was so loud that people from a nearby business rushed out to see what had happened Pic: AngryBritain / Twitter (13676601)

He later adds: "Thick black smoke pouring out of it. Left bits of whatever it was on the road.

"I’m not kidding, it was a huge bang."

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