LAHORE: Six schoolchildren were among at least 10 people killed when a fireball erupted as a tanker carrying liquefied petroleum gas collided with a car in eastern Pakistan on Wednesday, engulfing surrounding vehicles, officials said. The accident, which also injured at least 17, happened on a busy highway in the district of Sheikhupura in Pakistan’s most populous Punjab province. “According to initial information, a car was making a U-turn and struck the tanker,” senior local police official Latif Gujjar told AFP. He added that two cars, two rickshaws that were carrying children to school, and two motorbikes had been destroyed and the bodies of the dead were badly charred. “The loss of life was mainly caused by the tanker fire,” he added.
Six kids among 10 killed in fireball
Published: 09:30 am Feb 11, 2016