Published On: Mon, Aug 19th, 2019

Dash cam footage shows breath taking moment Brit narrowly avoids death from explosion | World | News

British teacher Zoe Eleftheriou and her American colleague Abigail Alexandra were badly burned as they narrowly missed a petrol station explosion while travelling in Cambodia. Dash cam footage shows the moment the petrol station in Siem Reap, Cambodia, exploded and the chaos that ensued. Both women suffered severe burns and their families now face mounting medical bills while police attempt to find the owner of the reportedly illegal petrol station.

The footage was recorded by a nearby car as the gas station burst into flames when a tanker truck carrying 440 gallons of petrol ignited while delivering the fuel.

The explosion injured 13 people including the two girls.

Ms Eleftheriou’s mother Mary said: “I arrived beside Zoe to find her bandaged back up and still with tubes down her throat.

“It was explained they were still there because of the swelling on her neck and the rest of her body.

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“The second doctor that spoke to me said her swelling was more than they would have expected so they are monitoring her for infection.

“No infection has appeared yet which is a blessing.

“Yesterday she started the first of many surgical operations to remove dead skin which could become infected if left.

“She is able to nod and shake her head to questions or write letters in the air with her bandaged hands but trying to guess what she is saying is pretty hard.

Ms Alexander said: “This was such an awful accident.

“My daughter was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

“Abbey received burns across more than 35 per cent of her body in the explosion.

“Her blood-work is becoming worse and she will be needing skin grafts.

“She has been transported to a hospital with a better burn unit in Cambodia and the costs are already adding up quickly.”

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