Offbeat Video

By David Aspinall


An ablaze van carrying a flaming payload caused panic while driving through Chinese traffic.

Careering through the city, flames lick off the top of the top of the unknown delivery as the vehicle speeds down the road. 

A quick-thinking car frantically reverses out of the way as the van goes zooming past as the owner of Instagram page Shanghai Observed watched on.

He said: “It was terrifying.

“The van just flew past me.

“I think the driver was trying his best to get out of a heavily populated area and ditch the truck.

“I didn’t see where it ended up stopping.”