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Video shows shocking moment Lemoore water tank bursts, shoots 70 feet into the air

Lemoore, CA (KFSN)-A new surveillance video shows the shocking moment when a water tank burst in Lemoore on Monday.

City officials released a video on Wednesday.

The video shows an explosion that separates a metal tank from the ground, launches it into the air, and unleashes a large wave of water.

Relation: “Mechanical failure” of Lemoore water tank kills contractor and injures city official

City officials said the tank flew about 70 feet high before it hit the ground. Large waves of water from the tank caused serious damage to the site’s infrastructure.

Dion Jones, a 41-year-old contractor in a tank, has died. Another Lemoore city employee was also injured.

The mayor of Lemoore said Jones was a husband and father of three. He worked as a union carpenter for 16 years.

A state of emergency was announced in Lemoore on Tuesday. Residents of the city will not be able to water the lawn, wash away the concrete or spray the car until further notice.

Relation: State of emergency issued by Lemoore identifies victims of water tank explosion

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