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Old 06-25-2017, 02:38 PM   #197
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Meanwhile in Pakistan ...

There's no free lunch; or, free oil.

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BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan (AP) An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 153 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, a hospital official said as the death toll continued to rise. ...

... A loudspeaker atop a local mosque alerted villagers to the leaking fuel, and scores raced to the site with jerry cans, said Rana Mohammad Salim, deputy commissioner of Bahawalpur. ...

... Abdul Malik, a local police officer who was also among the first to arrive, described a "horrible scene." "I have never seen anything like it in my life. Victims trapped in the fireball. They were screaming for help," he said. When the fire subsided, "we saw bodies everywhere, so many were just skeletons. The people who were alive were in really bad shape," he said. ...

... Saznoor Ahmad, 30, whose two cousins were killed in the fire, said the crowd of people screamed as the flames engulfed them. "The fire moved so fast," he said. When the flames subsided the field was strewn with bodies, and nearby were the charred shells of motorcycles and cars that the villagers had used to race to the scene. ...

... Eyewitnesses said about 30 motorcycles that had carried villagers to the accident site lay charred nearby. Eight other vehicles were destroyed, they said. ...
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