Ahmadpur Sharqia oil tanker fire: Death toll rises to 213 | Pakistan Today

Ahmadpur Sharqia oil tanker fire: Death toll rises to 213

MULTAN: The death toll of oil tanker fire in Ahmedpur Sharqia in Bahawalpur has risen to 213 as three more injured of the inferno succumbed to their injuries during treatment on Wednesday.

As per details, three more injured, including a child, who were under treatment at the Multan Nishtar Hospital’s burns unit died today (Wednesday).

The victims were identified as Samreen, 10, Farhan, 19, and Younus, 35. With these deaths, the toll of the inferno rose to 213.

Hospital sources said that at Nishtar Hospital some 14 injured in the accident are still under treatment.

After the accident, some 66 injured were brought to the hospital out of them 51 succumb to their injuries, added the sources.

Some of the injured are still in critical condition.

It is to be mentioned here that the tanker carrying fuel burst into flames near Ahmedpur Sharqia on June 25.

Villagers had gathered to collect fuel leaking from the crashed tanker when it caught fire. Dozens are being treated in various hospitals.

The tanker was transporting 25,000 litres (5,500 gallons) of fuel from Karachi to Lahore.