Khaleej Times

What really happened


> A tanker was driving from the southern port city of Karachi to Lahore, the Punjab provincial capital, when the driver lost control and crashed. > A loudspeake­r atop a local mosque alerted villagers to the leaking fuel, and scores raced to the site with jerry cans. > Highway police moved quickly to redirect traffic but couldn’t stop the scores of villagers who raced to collect the fuel. > The fire killed 153 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel > The dead included men, women and children. Many were burned beyond recognitio­n.

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