Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Pakistan: 153 people burnt to death in tanker explosion

(Bahawalpur) At least 152 people were burnt to death and over 100 injured after an oil tanker caught fire in Bahawalpur's Ahmedpur East town on Sunday morning.

It appears that after an oil tanker overturned outside the town of Bahawalpur, locals flocked in their hundreds in which to collect oil spilling from the vehicle. Unfortunately for the people in the area, the highly volatile fumes, which would have flooded the area, were ignited.