Death toll reaches to 176 in Ahmadpur Sharqia tragedy

BAHAWALPUR: The death toll of the Ahmadpur Sharqia tragedy rose to 176 as nine more injured persons succumbed to their wounds.


According to details, among the two who succumbed to their wounds included the driver of the oil tanker. The name of the driver was Gul Muhammad.

This takes the death toll from the tragedy to 164 with dozens still hospitalized and in critical condition. Relatives of the injured pray for their recovery at Multan’s Nishtar Hospital’s Burn Unit.

Thousands of people on Tuesday attended the funeral of 125 people killed in an oil tanker explosion at Ahmedpur Sharqia town of Bahawalpur.