Oil tanker explosion : more than 120 killed

by International | 25-06-2017 | 415 views

In Pakisthan, an overturned oil tanker burst into flames on Sunday. More than 120 people were killed in this incident who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said.

The tanker flipped over on the national highway about 100 kilometers southwest of Multan. The tanker was from southern port city of Karachi to Lahore.

Nearby villagers ran towards the overturned tanker with jerry cans to take the leaking fuel. Police tried to cordon off the area but were overwhelmed by the scores of villagers who pushed through to reach the truck. Many of the bodies were burned beyond recognition, said Rizwan Naseer, the head of the Punjab province’s rescue services.

About 30 motorcycles that had carried villagers to the accident site lay in charred ruins nearby. Eight other vehicles were also destroyed, said eyewitnesses.

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