Over 120 killed as oil tanker catches fire in Pakistan

| Updated: Jun 25, 2017 16:04 IST

Lahore [Pakistan], June 25 (ANI) : Over 120 people were charred to death when an oil tanker burst into flames in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, on Sunday. Around 40 others were injured and have been admitted to the Bahawal Victoria Hospital and District Headquarters Hospital Sharqia in critical condition. A majority of them are said have suffered 70 percent burn injuries, Geo TV quoted Rescue 1122 Director General Dr. Rizwan Naseer, as saying. The oil tanker toppled over in Pul Paka off the national highway. Dozens of vehicles, including 75 motorbikes and four cars, also caught fire. Eyewitnesses said some people in the vicinity were smoking cigarettes, which could have been one of the reasons for starting the inferno. Further details are awaited. (ANI)