The victims of the explosion of fuel tanks in Pakistan have become more than 123 people
More than 123 people were killed in the explosion in the East of Pakistan, where it caught fire and exploded a fuel tanker. About it reports Reuters with reference to local authorities.
The incident occurred in the city of Bahawalpur (Punjab province) in the East of Pakistan. At the turn in the road tanker truck overturned on roadway spilled fuel.
Local TV channel Geo TV citing emergency responders indicates that around the machine gathered the local inhabitants, who decided to collect the fuel. Some of the people who were there Smoking cigarettes. As noted the sides of the channel, it could cause a fire and ensuing explosion.
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The fire spread and engulfed dozens of cars and 75 motorcycles and four cars. The TV channel notes that as a result of the incident killed at least 140 people. Another 40 were taken to hospital with strong burns of 70% body, many of them are in critical condition.
To date, the fire has been contained, but the traffic on the highway has not yet been restored.