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150 Die in Pakistan After an Oil Tanker Explodes

Hundreds of people had rushed to collect the leaking fuel before it ignited.
Source: Iram Asim / AP

An oil tanker in Pakistan that overturned on the road burst into flames on Sunday, killing about 150 people, many of them women and children who’d run toward the leaking tanker with buckets to collect the spilt fuel. It’s still not known what caused the spark

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