It looks like the truck driver was lucky to escape. According to the Amman Daily News, demand for gas cylinders has been increasing in recent days due to cold weather. The majority of households use gas for heating purposes instead of kerosene, diesel and electricity because of the difference in prices.
Majed Jaber / Reuters
Firefighters put out a car set ablaze after a truck carrying gas cylinders exploded in in Amman, Jordan, March 5. The explosions left several people injured as nearby shops and cars caught fire. Eye witnesses said the truck driver abandoned his vehicle after noticing fire bursting from one cylinder, which led to a series of explosions.