If you are worried about batteries catching fire onboard planes, this video will send shivers down your spine.

The video shows a fire in the overhead bin of China Southern’s flight CZ3539 from Guangzhou to Shanghai. A battery in some hand luggage caught fire, so an attendant throws water on the fire and passengers were rapidly evacuated.

The question is, what happens if a fire like this ignites in airline luggage in the hold where it can’t easily be put out?

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