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    Tanker Truck Fire Kills Scores in Pakistan

    More than 140 people died and 100 were injured in a fuel truck fire in eastern Pakistan. The vehicle reportedly tipped over today while turning in Bahawalpur district and its valuable cargo poured out. “People of the area and passersby had started gathering fuel,” said a local official, meaning many of the victims were covered in the volatile fluid when, according to a rescue worker, someone tried to light a cigarette, sparking the blaze. In a statement, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed “deep grief” over the incident directed that survivors be provided with “full medical assistance.”

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