Oil tanker explosion kills 140 in Ahmadpur Sharqia |Xafar News

BAHAWALPUR,  – At least 140 people were killed and scores injured in a fire that broke out after an oil tanker, overturned in Bahawalpur early Sunday and crowds rushed to collect fuel, an official said.

The tragedy came one day before Pakistan was due to begin Eid ul-Fitr celebrations marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramazan, with many roads crowded as people travel home for the holidays.

The tanker carrying 40,000 litres, of fuel overturned on a main highway while travelling from Karachi to Lahore, near the town of Ahmadpur East in Punjab province,

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