Inflating tire explodes, knocks mother and child to the ground in central Chinese province

An inflating tire was left unattended outside an auto repair shop in Danjiangkou City, Hubei province, its high pressure causing an explosion that knocked over a passerby and her child.

This video, filmed on October 12, shows the moment of the incident.

The tire can be seen being inflated when suddenly, the high pressure causes it to blow. Local media reported that the accident occurred because the worker had forgotten to turn off the valve of the air pump in time.

According to a witness, the explosion knocked the mother to the ground and her baby flew about a meter from her as a result. Neither suffered serious injuries.