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A LANGWARRIN man is lucky to be alive after trying to remove a gas tank from a car using an angle grinder on Tuesday morning.

The Ford sedan’s gas tank exploded, likely due to ​a ​spark from the angle grinder, on Cranbourne Road at about 10.45am on Tuesday (10 April).

Paramedics treated the man for “cuts and abrasions”​ at the scene​ after an ambulance was called in the wake of the blaze.

“It’s best if experts remove gas tanks from vehicles,” Senior Sergeant Phil Hulley, of Frankston police, said.

The unregistered car was destroyed in the fire ​caused ​by the gas tank explosion.

The man was not charged with any offence after the inadvertent detonation of the car’s gas tank.

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