More photos have emerged of villagers in Shandong transporting six-meter long plastic bags of natural gas via push-powered tricycles, reports Tencent.
Seemingly oblivious to the material danger of carrying around a highly-flammable substance in glorified garbage bags and impervious to the risk of legal repercussions if caught, these innovative villagers have attracted attention for their unconventional means of securing the valuable power source.
While some suggest this may simply be a thrifty way of collecting their gas, it is also possible these villagers were inspired by a fellow Shandong man who was photographed late last year riding a motorbike carrying a similar-sized bag filled with pilfered natural gas.
In any event, the villagers are running the gauntlet each time they load their tricycle with the highly-combustible gas in such flimsy-looking plastic bags. As an employee at a natural gas corporation noted: “The natural gas could leak from the plastic bags when villagers are carrying them back home. Any nearby spark caused by static could cause a gas explosion.”
But, in the meantime, we can simply add this to the list of bizarre cargo lugged around on bikes in China.
By Liam Bourke