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The death toll is expected to rise after at least 123 were initially reported be burnt alive and dozens of others injured after an oil tanker caught fire and exploded near Bahawalpur in Pakistan's Punjab province. Victims were said to be scooping fuel when oil tanker, which had overturned after skidding off a national highway in Ahmed Pur Sharqia exploded and burst into flames. The injured were moved to Bahawalpur Victoria Hospital and other health facilities in an incident where many vehicles and motorcycles were burnt.

Pakistan tanker fire: 130 feared dead

The death toll is expected to rise after at least 123 were initially reported be burnt alive and dozens of others injured after an oil tanker caught fire and exploded near Bahawalpur in Pakistan’s Punjab province.

Victims were said to be scooping fuel when oil tanker, which had overturned after skidding off a national highway in Ahmed Pur Sharqia exploded and burst into flames.

The injured were moved to Bahawalpur Victoria Hospital and other health facilities in an incident where many vehicles and motorcycles were burnt.

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