With 44,000 litres of ethanol in its tanks the tanker lost control on a bend causing it to crash and burst into flames and hurtled down the highway destroying everything on its path.

The shocking video shows the exact moment it erupted into a deadly fireball and the mayhem that follows.

Within seconds, the truck completely exploded, erupting into a huge fireball before hurtling down the Brazilian BR-277 highway, colliding with 14 oncoming vehicles.

The video was captured by a nearby security camera.

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