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Three burnt to death in tanker-trailer collision near Karachi

SAMAA | - Posted: Sep 7, 2016 | Last Updated: 4 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Sep 7, 2016 | Last Updated: 4 years ago
KARACHI: At least three people were burnt to death and five others suffered burn injuries on Wednesday when an oil tanker burst into flames after colliding with a long trailer at the Super Highway near Karachi. According to police and rescue officials, the incident occurred when a Hyderabad-bound heavy trailer, carrying consignment of new cars,...

KARACHI: At least three people were burnt to death and five others suffered burn injuries on Wednesday when an oil tanker burst into flames after colliding with a long trailer at the Super Highway near Karachi.

According to police and rescue officials, the incident occurred when a Hyderabad-bound heavy trailer, carrying consignment of new cars, crashed into rear of an oil tanker.

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As a result, the oil tanker burst into flames and the fire engulfed cars on the trailer as well as a couple of other vehicles.

Before arrival of rescuers and fire tenders at the spot, people rushed to rescue the victims. Meanwhile, those burnt to death and injured were shifted to Karachi.

The mishap, which took place at around 8.30 am, caused severe traffic jam on the highway for at least 10 hours. The road could not be cleared till 4.pm. – Samaa
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