Oil tanker explosion kills more than 123 in Pakistan

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 25, 2017 1:36 AM

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - An oil tanker crashed and later exploded in Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least 123 people, government officials said.

The tanker overturned after trying to make a sharp turn in the city of Bahawalpur. A large crowd of people gathered at the scene when it caught fire and exploded, rescue workers said, adding about 80 people had been injured.

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