A shock and bat­tery

Kyabram Free Press - - NEWS -

A DENILIQUIN man got a huge shock re­cently when he dis­cov­ered the rea­son for a loud ex­plo­sion while work­ing near his car.

Mitch Jef­feries and work­mates passed it off as pos­si­bly a neigh­bour bang­ing on a door when there was no ob­vi­ous ex­pla­na­tion for the noise.

But when Mitch got into his car to go home that even­ing he was greeted by a strong chem­i­cal smell and an oily back wind­screen. He then dis­cov­ered the mess had been caused by a crum­bled aerosol can, which had blown up in the back of his car in the scorch­ing con­di­tions.

Luck­ily the ex­plod­ing can hit the area where the car’s bat­tery is lo­cated, which was pro­tected by a metal plate.

But it could have done some se­ri­ous dam­age if there had been any­one in the car at the time.

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