Oil tanker blast kills at least 123 people in Pakistan

At least 123 people were killed after an oil tanker explosion in Pakistan.

A lorry transporting fuel burst into flames near the city of Ahmedpur East, as it travelled from Karachi to Lahore yesterday, 25 June.

It appears the tanker blew a tyre while rounding a sharp bend in the road.

Reports say a crowd gathered to collect fuel leaking from the vehicle when it caught fire.

Rescue services say the blaze may have been sparked by someone lighting a cigarette.

At least six cars and 12 motorcycles were burnt.

Dozens are being treated at hospitals and there are fears that the death toll could rise further.

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