Pakistan: 123 dead, 70 injured in tanker explosion

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Afghanistan: According to the information given by the police, in an incident that took place in Pakistan’s Punjab province today that killed at least 123 people and 70 others got injured when an oil tanker exploded.

Talking to the media, the police went on to say that the people from nearby areas were collecting fuel from the oil tanker which had skidded off the highway and overturned in Bahawalpur city’s Ahmed Pur Sharqia area.

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The toll may increase as many of the injured are said to be in critical condition, the police added.

Two fire engines battled the fire and eventually gained control over it.

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Six cars and 12 motorcycles parked in the vicinity were also severely damaged.