Pakistan oil tanker Disaster: At least 150 people men, women and children were killed as they rushed to collect spilled fuel after an oil tanker overturned and exploded in Pakistan‘s Punjab province.
According to report 140 more people were wounded, including 40 in critical condition.
Fuel truck exploded & the people caught fire:
— ABC News (@ABC) 26 June 2017
The tanker overturned after trying to make a sharp turn on a national highway on the outskirts of the city of Bahawalpur.
It was driving from the southern port city of Karachi to Lahore, the Punjab provincial capital, when the driver lost control and crashed.
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) 26 June 2017
“People of the area and passersby had started gathering fuel when the tanker exploded, burning everybody on and around the spot,” provincial government spokesman Malik Muhammad Ahmed Khan told Reuters.
Serious burn victims, several in critical condition, were airlifted by helicopter to hospitals in Bahawalpur and nearby cities for treatment.
— Slate (@Slate) 25 June 2017
At least 150 people died at a horrific tanker blast in Punjab Pakistan, our prayers and thoughts are with the victims and their families.
— Pir Saqib Shaami (@ShaykhSaqib) 25 June 2017