Car bursts into flames while being re-filled at petrol station in Indonesia

Car bursts into flames while being re-filled at petrol station in Indonesia
Car bursts into flames while being re-filled at petrol station in Indonesia

This is the shocking moment a car catches fire with the driver inside after it explodes while re-fuelling.

CCTV footage shows the driver frantically trying to save his vehicle after it ignites at a petrol station in Palu City, central Sulawesi, Indonesia.

The staff member holding the petrol gun backs off, before rushing to grab a fire extinguisher to douse the car.

They then run after it as it rolls towards a busy road, as smoke and flames continue to belch from the vehicle.

Palu police public relations officer Kadek Aruna said: "The incident was not immediately reported to the police, but firefighters were deployed to the scene."

The firefighters checked the petrol station and certified it fit for operation on the same day.

However, the cause of the fire is still unknown.

See what happens in the video above.