Jhang (Jully 16, 2017): Rescue teams have initiated works to secure the area from any untowardly incident after an oil tanker turned turtle spilling the highly inflammable liquid along Chiniot Road near Adda 15 Mile here.
According to sourcesthe accident occurred after the bursting of tyre of a truck that caused the truck and an oil tanker turned over.
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The overturning of oil tankers has become somewhat a routine: Just two days ago on July 11 a tanker carrying 40,000 litres furnace turned turtle near Babbarlo by-pass on Nantional Highway near Sukkur. The tanker was carrying the inflammable cargo to Kot Addu Power plant from Karachi.
On July 9, tanker loaded with highly inflammable motor fuel overturned in Burewala Road in Melsi near Vehari. A large number of people gathered at the scene of accident with whatever utensils they could find to fill drums with the highly inflammable diesel fuel.
On July 8, an oil tanker carrying over 50 thousands litres of diesel was overturned on Motorway near Hyderabad. The oil tanker was on its way to Moro from Karachi overturned on Motorway at Chari area some 32 kilometers off Hyderabad. The driver, who was severely injured and consequently taken to the hospital, reported to be drowsy caused the tanker to veer off from the Karachi-Hyderabad route and crash.
On June 25 an oil tanker overturned in Ahmedpur Sharqia near Bhawalpur and burst into flames as hundreds of poor local residents were collecting the highly inflammable oil. The death toll kept rising hitting the 221 figure recently.