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Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan kills over 150 people

Pakistani rescue workers gather beside an oil tanker which caught fire following an accident on a highway near the town of Ahmedpur East, some 670 kilometres (416 miles) from Islamabad on June 25, 2017.
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Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan kills more than 140 people

Pakistani hospitals on Monday struggled to treat scores of severely burned victims of a fuel tanker explosion that killed at least 146 people, as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif flew back from an overseas trip to visit the injured.

At least 88 people died in Islamist militant bombings in two cities on Friday, including 75 in a market in the northwestern city of Parachinar.  A burst tyre apparently caused the speeding fuel tanker to overturn on a sharp bend on a highway on the outskirts of the city of Bahawalpur, provincial spokesman Malik Muhammed Ahmed Khan said. (AP)

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