The death toll in the fuel tanker explosion in Pakistan has risen to 157

Representatives reported that the number of victims of explosion of a fuel tanker in Pakistan increased to 157 people, reports Associated Press.

According to doctors, another 50 people in critical condition, remain in hospital. Earlier it was reported 148 casualties.

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The explosion occurred in the Punjab province on Sunday morning, June 25. Local residents gathered to collect fuel flowing from the capsized motorway tank. Eyewitnesses tell that some people were Smoking cigarettes could cause fire and explosion.

The fire was covered by dozens of cars and motorcycles. The majority of victims have burns accounted for about 80 percent of the body. It was noted that some of the victims of the fire impossible to identify to identify the necessary genetic expertise.