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Friday, August 17, 2012

Suffocated under a truckload of boiling tar: Horrific death of moped rider after accident in China

A scooter rider was killed in a horrific accident when a lorry swerved to avoid him but overturned, spilling 10 tons of boiling hot tar on top of him.

The lorry driver Yang Fu told police in Yuhuan, Zhejiang province that his vehicle had overturned when he was forced to brake hard after the scooter suddenly pulled out in front of him.

'The bitumen poured out all over the man on the bike. You could smell it burning. There were some terrible screams and then silence,' said witness Liu Jin.

Firefighters needed special heat proof boots as they searched for the biker's body in the tar, which was being kept at a temperature of 100 degrees Celsius in the truck.

'He was beyond saving. He would have been dead within the first minute,' said an emergency services spokesman. Read More