This weird CCTV footage of cars jumping into the air in China has been shared thousands of times online appears to have a very simple explanation. Pedestrians look on in horror as a man steps out into the road and raises his hands. Seconds later a minibus suddenly jumps into the air and flips onto its side. Two other nearby vehicles also lift off the road.
The weird accident was captured by CCTV cameras last week in Xingtai, China It may sound like something out of Star Wars, but if you look very closely at the video, you can just about make out what actually happened. Just before the first minibus rises into the air, you can see a faint black line to the left of the screen, which police believe was a cable or thick wire. It appears that a cable became tangled in a street cleaner that is seen to the right of the screen, which essentially tripped up the vehicles, lifting them into the air.
Fortunately, no-one was injured in the incident.