Explosion Blows Out Back of Car

Explosion Blows Out Back of Car

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(KSL News)-- A car exploded in the parking lot of a busy crowded shopping center in Midvale this afternoon.

The back part of this BMW was blown away. It belonged to a plumber who left an acetylene torch inside and had gone shopping. A valve apparently was slightly open and the car filled with acetylene gas.

When the owner returned and used a keyless remote to open his car; it triggered the explosion. Chunks of medal flew all over the parking lot.

The shopping center was busy, but fortunately no one was hurt.

Capt. Jay Thomas, Midvale Fire Dept.:"We're very lucky; that's all I can say, we're very lucky."

A bomb squad came to make sure it wasn't a bomb. They're calling it an accident and no charges will be filed.

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