Oil tanker explodes in Pakistan, killing over 100

At least 148 people have been killed and dozens others have been injured when an overturned oil tanker exploded in Pakistan on Sunday (local time).

More than 200 people had raced to the scene after the tanker flipped on a national highway, trying to gather the leaking fuel.

But the tanker burst into flames, leaving many suffering serious burns.

Dr Rizwan Naseer, head of the Punjab province's rescue services, said 76 people were wounded and at least 148 killed, including women and children.

Many bodies have been burned beyond recognition, he said.

The driver of the tanker lost control while travelling from the southern port city of Karachi to Lahore, the Punjab province capital.

Residents from a nearby village rushed to gather the leaking fuel, overwhelming police who tried to cordon off the crash site.

The death toll is expected to rise, according to local media.

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