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Pakistan raises death toll to 157 from fuel truck fire

Pakistan's prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of a massive fuel tanker fire as authorities on Monday raised the death toll from … Click to Continue »

Pakistan marks grim Eid after oil tanker inferno kills 153

Pakistan began Eid in mourning Monday as the death toll in an oil tanker explosion rose to 153, with scores injured after they were caught in a fireball while scooping up spilled fuel. Dozens of relatives were waiting outside hospitals...Show More Summary

Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan

4 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan (AP) — Alerted by an announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers Sunday to gather the oil. Then the wreck exploded, engulfing people in flames as they screamed in terror.

Oil truck explosion kills 146 people in Pakistan

8 hours agoNews : Trending Now

By Mubasher Bukhari LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - An oil tanker crashed and exploded on a road in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 146 people, many of whom were collecting leaking fuel before it ignited, government officials and rescue workers said. Show More Summary

123 dead, more than 100 wounded in Pakistan oil tanker fire: official

11 hours agoNews : Trending Now

At least 123 people were killed and scores injured in a fire that broke out after an oil tanker overturned in central Pakistan early Sunday and crowds rushed to collect fuel, an official said. The tragedy came one day before Pakistan...Show More Summary

139 dead, more than 100 injured in Pakistan oil tanker fire

An overturned oil tanker exploded in a huge fireball in Pakistan Sunday, killing at least 139 people and injuring scores as crowds scavenging for fuel ignored warnings to stay clear, officials and witnesses said. The horrific early morning...Show More Summary

The Latest: 153 killed in Pakistan tanker fire

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — The Latest on an oil tanker fire in Pakistan that killed more than 140 people (all times local):

More Than 150 Burned Alive in Pakistan as Overturned Oil Truck Explodes

15 hours agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

An accident turned into a huge tragedy in eastern Pakistan, when a fuel tanker exploded and killed at least 153 people. Dozens more were injured and are in critical condition, mostly with severe burns to as much as 80 percent of their bodies. Show More Summary

Ismail and Luus clinch three-wicket thriller for SA

16 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

South Africa were cruising at 113 for 0 in a chase of 207 - a straightforward equation - but against a spirited Pakistan bowling attack, it was anything but

'Trapped in the fireball': Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan, killing 153

17 hours agoNews : USAToday: News

Local news channels showed black smoke billowing skyward and horrific images of scores of burned bodies.        

Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan, killing 153

BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan --An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 153 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, a hospital official said as the death toll continued to rise.

Six children killed in blast in northwestern Pakistani village

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Six children were killed in a village in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday when they picked up an explosive device that looked like a toy, officials said.

As Scavengers Flocked to Wrecked Oil Rig, an Explosion

It was a simple highway accident: A tanker blows a tire, and overturns. But it overturned Sunday in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, carrying 6,600 gallons of oil, and surrounding villagers " carrying domestic pots rushed to the scene to collect oil and they also made phone calls to their relatives living in...

Over 146 killed in oil tanker explosion in Pakistan

An oil tanker crashed and exploded on a road in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 146 people, many of whom were collecting leaking fuel before it ignited, government officials and rescue workers said. The speeding tanker overturned on a sharp bend on a highway on the outskirts of the city of Bahawalpur. The driver lost control […]

Pakistan deploys 15,000-strong force for Chinese security

Pakistan has deployed a 15,000-strong military force to protect Chinese nationals working on energy and infrastructure projects in the country, the president said Sunday, after the abduction of a Chinese couple raised safety concerns. Show More Summary

Raw: Aftermath of Pakistani oil tanker explosion

19 hours agoNews : USAToday: News

Nearly 150 people were killed Sunday after an overturned oil tanker in Pakistan burst into flames.        

China aims to improve ties between Afghanistan, Pakistan

China's foreign minister says Beijing will hold a dialogue with Afghanistan and Pakistan to help improve relations between the two South Asian neighbors. Wang Yi said during a visit to … Click to Continue »

Oil Tanker Fire in Pakistan Leaves More Than 140 Dead

21 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

At least 50 were also seriously injured after people rushed to the overturned tanker to collect leaking fuel and it caught fire, officials said.

The worst oil tanker fires around the world

At least 123 people were killed and scores injured in central Pakistan early Sunday when a fire erupted after crowds rushed to collect fuel from an overturned oil tanker. Here are the most serious such incidents around the world over the past decade. Show More Summary

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