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Over 125 Killed, 100 Injured In Bahawalpur Oil Tanker Fire

June 25, 2017 by staff 

Over 125 Killed, 100 Injured In Bahawalpur Oil Tanker Fire, An oil tanker caught fire minutes after it overturned near Bahawalpur in Punjab, leaving at least 127 people dead at 6am Sunday morning.

Soon after the lorry’s overturning its fuel tank burst causing the petrol to flood the area near Ahmadpur East on KLP Road.

Over 100 people, including 20 children, were injured when most of them reportedly gathered to collect the leaking oil from the lorry. Forty people sustained severe burn wounds and are in critical condition.

According to a preliminary report, more than 70 people have been shifted to Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur which is an hour drive away from the site of the incident.

District Emergency Officer Rescue 1122 Asif Rahim Channar told The Express Tribune that they have found 123 bodies from the scene which were completely burnt and couldn’t be identified.

He said Bahawal Victoria Hospital does not have the burn unit facility as a result of which severe difficulties are being faced for providing necessary treatment.

However, according to the rescue official, they have contacted CMH Bahawalpur and some critically injured are being shifted there and others are being sent to the Nishtar Hospital Multan where burn unit facility is available.

Over 125 Killed, 100 Injured In Bahawalpur Oil Tanker Fire

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