This is the moment two naughty children set a car on fire by positioning a banger under the bonnet and setting it alight.
The incident took place in the city of Zhaotong in the southern Chinese province of Yunnan and was filmed by a nearby CCTV camera.
In the footage, a young boy and girl are seen walking through a parking area as they approach a dark Chevrolet saloon.
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The boy fumbles in his pocket and removes an item which he shoves into the car’s front grille.
The girl helps to position the banger and both kids back away from the car as the bonnet catches fire and continues to burn with increasing intensity, gradually beginning to spread.
At the end of the footage, a man comes out of a warehouse and, standing well clear of the burning vehicle, takes out his phone to make a call.
According to local media, the Chevrolet was seriously damaged by the fire.
Meanwhile, local authorities managed to identify the two children and their parents apologised to the car owner and offered to pay for the damage.
The unnamed car owner told local media:”I accept the apology and compensation. It was an accident caused by naughty children, their parents know it was their fault.”