In the images it is seen how suddenly a minibus, a van and a car rise up in an apparently inexplicable way.
The shocking video went viral immediately, although with doubts as to whether it would be real.
The bizarre clip surfaced on LiveLeak and shows the three vehicles being thrown up at an intersection in the city of Xingtai. One of the vehicles was overturned.
In the video, which has baffled the internet, a pickup truck can be seen approaching an intersection when it is lifted by its rear end.
At the same time, the front end of the other vehicle is pulled up, while the rear end of a car in another lane is also affected by the strange phenomenon.
Confused pedestrians take a step back as they sway, then move closer to check on the status of the blown-up drivers.
One person commented on a possible explanation:
“The truck on the right hooks a cable that is loose on the ground and lays it across the road. It starts to move by pulling on the tight cable, it rises and moves all three vehicles.”
Another user said:
“It’s a downed cable dragged by the truck on the right.”
“Just look at the reaction of a pedestrian as he runs up to the truck, noticing the problem and stopping the truck.”
A third user joked:
“Try to explain that to the insurance company.”
Chinese media reported that the incident was caused by a piece of steel cable being caught in the brush of a sweeping truck. This caused the cable to rise up into the air slightly and pull the vehicles up.
A logical explanation without a doubt.
The unusual accident was captured by closed circuit television cameras a few days ago and has since become viral due to its spectacular nature.