Attendant Fuel Diesel Mercedes Benz With Petrol, Vehicle Explodes

A fuel attendant at Puma Service Station located at Mabereign Shopping centre in Harare risked losing his job because of miscommunication.

In an online statement seen by Afrogazette, Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) reported that the pump attendant had fueled the Mercedes Benz with petrol instead of diesel.

In an effort to drain the petrol and refuel with diesel, the vehicle exploded, throwing off sparks.

“The ZRP reports a fire incident in which a  Mercedes Benz E320 CDI vehicle  exploded and burnt to shell whilst  a motor mechanic  was  draining petrol  from  the  vehicle at  Puma Service Station , Mabelreign Shopping  Centre, Harare on 11/01/23.

…..The mechanic sustained serious burns and is admitted at Parirenyatwa Hospital. A fuel attendant had refueled the vehicle with 23.5 litres of petrol instead of diesel.” said the police.

The dramatic burning wreck shocked the residents.

No injuries were sustained.

Firefighters were called to extinguish the expensive vehicle.

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