Pakistan Oil Tanker Crash, Explosion Kills at Least 148 Top News

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Pakistan Oil Tanker Crash, Explosion Kills at Least 148 Top News

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — An oil tanker crashed on a busy highway in Pakistan Sunday, killing at least 148 people when it exploded as crowds rushed to the scene to collect leaking fuel.

Most of the dead were local villagers who came by to look at the wrecked tanker and motorists who stopped and attempted to gather fuel in containers.

Roads in the country were busier than usual because of the Eid holiday.




Image: At least 148 people killed in an oil tanker explosion near Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Officials inspect the wrecked and burned tanker.