A truck carrying more than 3,000 bottles of baijiu caught on fire on the G50 highway in Yichang last night, with the total value of the alcohol onboard costing more than 3,000,000 RMB.
One of the tires caught fire first and the flame quickly spread to the whole truck, Xinhua News said. The local newspaper reported that it took firemen almost four hours to put out the fire. Fortunately, no one was physically hurt in the accident, but the loss will take a heavy toll on the owner’s pockets.
The driver told the local newspaper that all the baijiu was to be transported to Nanjing, “The two small fire extinguishers on the truck were too weak to put out the big fire. I could only watch the car burn in flames.”
By Dina Li