Kid Drops Sparkler Down Manhole, Blows Up Sidewalk

February 8, 2019

Note: Keep your volume in check, explosion and screaming.

This is some security cam footage from northern China of an unattended child running around with sparklers when he decides to drop one through one of the small holes in a manhole cover, causing a large explosion. Thankfully, the boy was smart enough to run away and nobody was injured, although I have no clue where the manhole cover or all those bricks landed. Local authorities are blaming a buildup of methane gas in the sewer system below for the explosion, although I'm blaming a kid dropping a sparkler down a manhole.

Keep going for the whole video, which includes another angle of the explosion, and the aftermath.

Thanks to hairless, who agrees accidental fireworks are some of the best fireworks.

  • Xockszky

    Oh wow I'm glad the kid is safe! Something tells me they've done this before though, since they ran away immediately before the explosion even happened. Maybe it normally just makes a little puff, and they weren't expecting anything quite like THIS.

  • Konstantin

    Honestly? Not even kid's fault. Any spark could have ignited that, and eventually, most likely, something would. In fact, kid should get a commendation for clearing the hazard putting nobody but himself at risk in the process.

  • AlimiraQuinn

    the kid defiantly knew what he was doing if he ran. this is no ordinary kid

  • JJtoob

    He defiantly knew. Defiantly.

  • pseudo gamer

    yeah defiantly

  • The Magnificent Newtboy

    I don't think he actually drops the sparkler down there, it looks like it ignited the gasses outside the sewer and the flames shot down from there... Scary.

  • Maybe he was clown hunting.

  • Douchy McDouche

    Allahu akbar!!!

  • GeneralDisorder

    Aloha Snackbar!

  • Megatron Jenkins

    Admiral Ackbar!

  • Eric Ord

    Me dropping my FIRSTS and shitposts down the manhole of the Geekologie message boards

  • Closet Nerd

    He should've stood on the manhole and rode it like a hoverboard

  • Mark

    He would be gobllin bricks until he was green if he did that.

  • Closet Nerd

    He just needs a mild sedative.
    "Give me 10ccs of brick"

  • Irina Abramovich


    Eric Ord was the methane gas in the story.

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