[Solved] In Pakistan, a Fuel Tanker Fire Leaves at Least 150 Dead
" It is a horrible tragedy ”
When a tanker truck overturned on a road in eastern Pakistan on Sunday, hundreds of people rushed toward the vehicle to collect the spilled and leaking fuel.
Using buckets, bottles and cans, they scooped up some of the 5,500 gallons of fuel that was gushing onto the road. For about an hour, men, women and children from nearby villages, as well as some passers-by who pulled over in their cars and motorbikes, collected the windfall, despite attempts by the police to warn them away from the scene.
Then, suddenly, the truck caught fire and exploded, killing at least 150 people and seriously injuring at least 100 others.
At least 73 motorbikes and several cars were destroyed in the blast, which occurred the day before Pakistan celebrates Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday at the end of Ramadan.
God Bless Them RIP......