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16 more death, toll reaches190 in Bahawalpur oil tanker blast
sahara samay desk
Last Updated : 03 Jul 2017 02:44:22 PM IST
File photo: Bahawalpur oil tanker blast
File photo: Bahawalpur oil tanker blast
 

The death toll from an oil tanker explosion in central Pakistan has risen to 190, Sixteen more people have died in hospital following Bahabalpur oil tanker explosion on a main highway in Pakistan. hospital and government officials said

 

The oil tanker overturned on Sunday morning on a main highway from the coastal city of Karachi to Lahore while carrying around 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. 

                                      Photo:  Bahabalpur oil tanker explosion     

The charred wreckage of dozens of motorcycles and cars could be seen scattered on the highway, along with kitchen utensils, pots, water coolers, jerrycans and buckets which victims had brought to collect the petrol.

 

The most of the victims were residents of nearby areas who were collecting fuel from the spillage.The tragedy marked a grim start to Eid, the celebrations closing the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

 

Analysts said the reaction of the crowds is not surprising, given the problem of fuel shortages and poverty.Children were among the dead and injured, according to Mohamed Ahmed, a hospital doctor.

 

People with severe burns were being sent to other cities because the hospital lacked facilities to treat so many patients at the same time, Some injured person send to other cities for DNA tests used to identify the dead.

 

Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan's prime minister, expressed his grief at the accident and ordered authorities to make sure the victims were treated at the best medical facilities.

 

 



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