Over One hundred and fifty people have died and another one hundred injured after an overturned oil tanker caught fire.
The tragedy at the Ahmad Sharqia area of Bahawalpur in Pakistan occurred this morning as a crowd attempted to scoop fuel from the tanker.
It was gathered that dozens of motorbikes and cars passing by were caught in the fire.
According to Pakistan’s The Nation newspaper, the dead bodies and injured are being shifted to Victoria Hospital of Bahawalpur and emergency has been declared in the hospital.
It was gathered that the wards in the hospital are being vacated for the injured.
Another newspaper, the Pakistan’s Dawn said the fire brigade arrived on the site of the incident shortly after the blaze started and rescue operations were initiated.
Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa ordered the army to assist the civil administration in the rescue efforts.