Some of the people killed in the accident include many women and children, who rushed to the accident to collect the leaking fuel from the vehicle.
Many survivors of the crashed have suffered 80% burns on their bodies, while 40 people from the accident were burnt beyond recognition.
An official statement reported that the death toll numbers could rise as 50 people still remain in critical condition.
Pakistan Prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, expressed “deep grief over the heavy loss of life in the unfortunate accident of oil tanker fire at Ahmad Pur Sharqia, Bahawalpur,” the statement said.
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