Lovrin oil eruption

Two days after Romanian oil well exploded, it was still burning out of control on Friday (04/04/1997). A metal explosion cap had melted and the intense heat was restricting a re-capping operation. The well, in an oil field near Lovin in Timis county 600 kilometres northwest of Bucharest, blew up when pressure built up during drilling causing gas to explode. In this video it can be seen the oil field with flames shooting into the sky, ambulances and fire engines on standby, fire crews, worker in heat-resistant suit and fire fighters with water cannon.