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Oil Tanker overturns on National Highway near Sakrand

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

04th Aug, 2020. 10:33 am
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Oil Tanker

An oil tanker overturned at the National Highway near Sakrand, Nawabshah district of Sindh, due to speeding.

As per the details, police, said the oil tanker overturned due to over speeding, spilling thousands of litres of petrol on the road.

Soon after getting information about the incident, the teams of police and administration along with rescue workers rushed towards the site.

In addition to this, Traffic on that portion of the National Highway blocked to avoid any unexpected incident. The blighted oil tanker was going to Punjab from Karachi.

It may be recalled that in June 2017, overturned oil tanker exploded in Ahmad Pur Sharqia of Punjab province, that killed more than 150 people, including many women and children, who had rushed to the site to collect fuel spilling from the crashed vehicle.

Survivors described an explosion, like a bomb going off, in the blaze, which could have been sparked by a dropped cigarette, as villagers went running with jerry cans and buckets to collect the spilt fuel, after the tanker toppled off the main road near Bahawalpur.

The tanker, which was going from Karachi to Lahore and carrying 25,000 litres (5,500 gallons) of fuel, might have had a tyre blow out while rounding a steep bend just before 6.30 am.

As the fire spread, many of those who died were holding containers full of fuel. Local news showed billowing clouds of black smoke, and the road littered with burnt-out cars and motorbikes.

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