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Publish Date: 18:28 - 25 June 2017
TEHRAN, June 25, YJC - Iran extended condolences with Pakistani government and nation over Pakistani tank fire which nearly 150 killed people.

Iran condoles with Pakistan over tank fireTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - TEHRAN, June 25, YJC - Bahram Qassemi also expressed sympathy with families of the victims of the tragic incident.

Fuel leaking from an overturned tanker has caught fire in a Pakistani city, killing at least 148 people. The death toll is likely to climb even higher as dozens of those injured are said to be in critical condition.

Pakistani Geo News reported on Sunday that the incident happened in the Pul Paka district in the Pakistani city of Bahawalpur on Sunday after crowds of people gathered to collect fuel leaking from a tanker that had overturned in an accident on the National Highway.

Eyewitnesses said several people were smoking cigarettes near the area, and that the fire from the cigarettes may have ignited the deadly inferno.

 

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