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Oil Tanker Crash in Pakistan; 140 Killed, Hundreds Injured

An oil tanker over-turned on a main highway near the town of Ahmadpur East in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, on the morning of June 25.

The tanker carrying around 40,000 litres of fuel was travelling from Karachi to Lahore.

A massive fire broke out after the crash, killing more than one hundred and forty people, while around one hundred and twenty people sustained injuries.

The injured were shifted to nearby hospitals via ambulances and military helicopters.

The driver had survived the crash and was taken into the police custody.