Published On: Mon, Aug 28th, 2017

Oil tanker turned turtle, driver killed.

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CHAKWAL: An oil tanker loaded with more than 50,000 liters of high-speed petrol that is used in helicopters turned turtle at Chakwal-Mianwali Road near village Bidhar some 70Kms from Chakwal on Monday. The tanker caught fire resulting killing of tanker driver on the spot and he was burnt alive while the 3 others received multiple burn injuries. Dead body of M. Bilal Bakhsh resident of Rahim Yar Khan and 3 injured M. Siddique, Imran Zubair and Sajid Zafar were shifted to Tehsil Headquarter Hospital Talagang. Oil tanker was on its way to village Khorr,Pindi Gheb from Karachi. On a sharp steep, the breaks of the oil tanker were failed and it turned turtle, 3 shops alongside the road were also damaged when the oil tanker struck with these shops. Rescue 1122 and Fire Brigade rushed on the spot and in the meantime Police cordoned the oil tanker which was burnt along with high-speed petrol with in no time. The neighboring population was luckily survived and no other damage was done. Fire Brigade controlled the fire after 2 hours. Tamman Police registered the case and started investigation.

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