• Friday, October 07, 2022

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Death toll in Pakistan oil tanker fire rises to 190

16 more people succumbed to their injuries after oil tanker fire in Pakistan.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

The death toll from an oil tanker explosion in central Pakistan has risen to 190, hospital and government officials said Friday (30) as 16 more people succumbed to their injuries. The tanker overturned early Sunday on a main highway from Karachi to Lahore while carrying some 40,000 litres of fuel. It exploded minutes later as crowds from a nearby village gathered to scavenge for fuel, despite warnings by the driver as well as motorway police to stay away. “The death toll from the tanker fire incident is now 190 after expiry of more injured people,” Tahira Parveen, medical superintendent of Bahawalpur Victoria hospital, has said. A senior local administration official confirmed the toll. Motorway police spokesman Imran Shah has said…

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