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123 dead after oil tanker explosion in Pakistan

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123 dead after oil tanker explosion in Pakistan

- An overturned oil tanker exploded killing at least 123 people in Pakistan on Sunday, as most of the victims had gathered round when spilt fuel from the stricken vehicle ignited, officials said. The tanker overturned after trying to make a sharp turn on a highway on the outskirts of the city of Bahawalpur. A large crowd of people gathered at the scene when it caught fire and exploded, rescue workers said, adding about 80 people had been injured

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Oil tanker explodes, killing more than 140 in Pakistan

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Oil tanker explodes, killing more than 140 in Pakistan

- Bawahalpur: An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 148 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, a rescue official said. Authorities earlier put the death toll at 132. Some 140 people were wounded, including 40 in critical condition, said Mohammad Baqar, an official with local rescue services, adding that the toll was expected to rise

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50 killed in Pakistan bombing claimed by sectarian militant group

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50 killed in Pakistan bombing claimed by sectarian militant group

- TWIN bombs hit the northwestern Pakistani town of Parachinar on Friday afternoon, killing at least 50 people on the day before the end of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan. The bombing was claimed by a Pakistan-based sectarian militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, who said in a statement that the attack was aimed specifically at minority Shi’ite Muslims, and have threatened that there would be more attacks over Pakistanis fighting Sunni militants in the Syrian civil war

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China urges Afghanistan, Pakistan to form crisis-management mechanism

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China urges Afghanistan, Pakistan to form crisis-management mechanism

- ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - China's foreign minister has urged leaders in Afghanistan and Pakistan to improve relations and establish a crisis prevention and management mechanism during visits to both countries, the Chinese foreign ministry said. Foreign Minister Wang Yi was scheduled to speak in Islamabad on Sunday, a day after meeting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul. Wang said a three-way conference mechanism involving the two countries and China could promote dialogue and cooperation, the Chinese ministry said in a statement

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123 dead, more than 100 wounded in Pakistan oil tanker fire: official

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123 dead, more than 100 wounded in Pakistan oil tanker fire: official

- Islamabad: At least 123 people have died and scores more were injured in a fire that broke out after an oil tanker flipped over in central Pakistan early Sunday, an official said. “At least 123 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded in a fire which erupted after an oil tanker turned over and victims rushed to collect spilt fuel,” senior local government official Rana Mohammad Saleem Afzal told state television

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Oil truck explosion kills 132 people in Pakistan

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Oil truck explosion kills 132 people in Pakistan

- LAHORE, Pakistan: An oil tanker crashed on a road in Pakistan on Sunday and 132 people, many of whom had rushed to collect leaking fuel, were killed when it exploded, apparently after someone lit a cigarette, officials said. The tanker overturned on a sharp bend on a highway on the outskirts of the city of Bahawalpur. The driver lost control when the vehicle blew a tire, a provincial government spokesman said

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At least 120 dead after oil tanker explodes in Pakistan

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At least 120 dead after oil tanker explodes in Pakistan

- At least 120 people died and 130 were injured when an oil tanker truck exploded in Bahawalpur in eastern Pakistan, according to officials. The accident occurred when the truck fell off the road it was traveling on Sunday morning, Mohammad Akhtar a police official with the city of Bahawalpur told CNN. Villagers had gathered around the vehicle to collect its oil in containers when the vehicle exploded, Akhtar said

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At least 120 dead after oil tanker explodes in Pakistan

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At least 120 dead after oil tanker explodes in Pakistan

- At least 120 people died and 130 were injured when an oil tanker truck exploded in Bahawalpur in eastern Pakistan, according to officials. The accident occurred when the truck fell off the road it was traveling on Sunday morning, Mohammad Akhtar a police official with the city of Bahawalpur told CNN. Villagers had gathered around the vehicle to collect its oil in containers when the vehicle exploded, Akhtar said

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At least 120 dead after oil tanker explodes in Pakistan

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At least 120 dead after oil tanker explodes in Pakistan

- At least 120 people died and 130 were injured when an oil tanker truck exploded in Bahawalpur in eastern Pakistan, according to officials. The accident occurred when the truck fell off the road it was traveling on Sunday morning, Mohammad Akhtar a police official with the city of Bahawalpur told CNN. Villagers had gathered around the vehicle to collect its oil in containers when the vehicle exploded, Akhtar said

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At least 122 dead in Pakistan after oil tanker explodes

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At least 122 dead in Pakistan after oil tanker explodes

- MULTAN, Pakistan — An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing more than 120 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. Rizwan Naseer, the head of the Punjab province’s rescue services, said 122 people were killed and another 76 were wounded, with many suffering serious burns

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Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan, killing 120

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Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan, killing 120

- MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing more than 120 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. Rizwan Naseer, the head of the Punjab province's rescue services, said 122 people were killed and another 76 were wounded, with many suffering serious burns

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Wisma Putra: No Malaysians involved in Pakistan terror attacks  - Nation

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Wisma Putra: No Malaysians involved in Pakistan terror attacks - Nation

- PETALING JAYA: No Malaysians were involved in Friday's terrorist attacks in Pakistan, said the Foreign Ministry. "So far, no Malaysians have been reported involved in the incident, which claimed many innocent lives on the eve of Aidilfitri. The Government of Malaysia also expresses its deepest condolences and sympathies to the Government of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and to the bereaved families," said the ministry in a statement on Sunday

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At least 120 dead after oil tanker explodes in Pakistan

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At least 120 dead after oil tanker explodes in Pakistan

- At least 120 people died and 130 were injured when an oil tanker truck exploded in Bahawalpur in eastern Pakistan, according to officials. The accident occurred when the truck fell off the road it was traveling on Sunday morning, Mohammad Akhtar a police official with the city of Bahawalpur told CNN. Villagers had gathered around the vehicle to collect its oil in containers when the vehicle exploded, Akhtar said

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Pakistan: 123 morts et plus de 100 blessés dans l’incendie d'un camion-citerne

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Pakistan: 123 morts et plus de 100 blessés dans l’incendie d'un camion-citerne

- Les victimes s’étaient précipitées pour récupérer le carburant du véhicule accidenté, selon un responsable local. Un camion-citerne transportant des hydrocarbures s’est renversé et a pris feu dimanche dans le centre du Pakistan, tuant au moins 123 personnes et en blessant une centaine d’autres, d'après les autorités. L’accident est intervenu tôt dimanche près de la ville d’Ahmedpur East, à quelque 670 kilomètres au sud de la capitale Islamabad

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Oil tanker explosion kills more than 123 in Pakistan

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Oil tanker explosion kills more than 123 in Pakistan

- LAHORE, Pakistan: An oil tanker crashed and later exploded in Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least 123 people, government officials said. The tanker overturned after trying to make a sharp turn in the city of Bahawalpur. A large crowd of people gathered at the scene when it caught fire and exploded, rescue workers said, adding about 80 people had been injured

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China urges Afghans, Pakistan to form crisis-management mechanism

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China urges Afghans, Pakistan to form crisis-management mechanism

- BEIJING: China has urged Afghanistan and Pakistan to improve relations and establish a crisis prevention and management mechanism, the Chinese foreign ministry said. Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on Saturday and said a three-way conference mechanism involving the two countries and China could promote dialogue and cooperation, the ministry said in a statement on its website

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  • 123 dead after oil tanker explosion in Pakistan
    123 dead after oil tanker explosion in Pakistan

    , the-star.co.ke

    An overturned oil tanker exploded killing at least 123 people in Pakistan on Sunday, as most of the victims had gathered round when spilt fuel from the stricken vehicle ignited, officials said. The tanker overturned after trying to make a sharp turn on a highway on the outskirts of the city of Bahawalpur. A large crowd of people gathered at the scene when it caught fire and exploded, rescue workers said, adding about 80 people had been injured

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  • Pakistan inch closes to host ICC matches
    Pakistan inch closes to host ICC matches

    , indianexpress.com

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) have decided to play three T20 matches in Pakistan. The details of the schedule would be out soon but a World XI team would be up against Pakistan XI in Lahore. Apart form Zimbabwe, no other major teams have toured Pakistan after the Sri Lankan team was attacked during their tour in 2009. Zimbabwe later toured Pakistan in 2015

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  • 50 killed in Pakistan bombing claimed by sectarian militant group
    50 killed in Pakistan bombing claimed by sectarian militant group

    , asiancorrespondent.com

    TWIN bombs hit the northwestern Pakistani town of Parachinar on Friday afternoon, killing at least 50 people on the day before the end of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan. The bombing was claimed by a Pakistan-based sectarian militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, who said in a statement that the attack was aimed specifically at minority Shi’ite Muslims, and have threatened that there would be more attacks over Pakistanis fighting Sunni militants in the Syrian civil war

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  • China begins scientific expedition to Tibet, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
    China begins scientific expedition to Tibet, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

    , indianexpress.com

    China has launched a scientific expedition to the 4,000-metre-high Qinghai-Tibet plateau, which will also include a visit to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, to study changes in climate, biodiversity and environment over the past decades in region. The expedition will also take scientists to a pass linking to south Asia, state run Xinhua news agency reported. The USD 50 billion CPEC passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (POK), over which India has conveyed its protests to China

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