Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan kills more than 140 people

Pakistani hospitals on Monday struggled to treat scores of severely burned victims of a fuel tanker explosion that killed at least 146 people, as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif flew back from an overseas trip to visit the injured.

At least 88 people died in Islamist militant bombings in two cities on Friday, including 75 in a market in the northwestern city of Parachinar.  A burst tyre apparently caused the speeding fuel tanker to overturn on a sharp bend on a highway on the outskirts of the city of Bahawalpur, provincial spokesman Malik Muhammed Ahmed Khan said. (AP)

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Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan kills over 150 people

Pakistani rescue workers gather beside an oil tanker which caught fire following an accident on a highway near the town of Ahmedpur East, some 670 kilometres (416 miles) from Islamabad on June 25, 2017.
(Ss Mirza/AFP/Getty Images)

Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan kills over 150 people

Destroyed vehicles are seen at the site of an overturned oil tanker which caught fire and killed 123 people after the explosion, near the Pakistani city of Bahawalpur in southern Punjab province, on June 25, 2017. (Khan Muhammad/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan kills over 150 people

Pakistani rescue workers examine the site of an oil tanker explosion at a highway near Bahawalpur, Pakistan, Sunday, June 25, 2017. An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing more than one hundred people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. (AP Photo/Iram Asim)

Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan kills over 150 people

Pakistan army soldiers stands guard while rescue workers examine the site of an oil tanker explosion at a highway near Bahawalpur, Pakistan, Sunday, June 25, 2017. An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing more than one hundred people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. (AP Photo/Iram Asim)

Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan kills over 150 people

Pakistani hospital staff transport a victim of an oil tanker explosion at a hospital in Multan, Pakistan, Sunday, June 25, 2017. An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing scores of people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. (AP Photo/Adeel Khan)

Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan kills over 150 people

Pakistani rescue workers gather at the site of an oil tanker explosion at a highway near Bahawalpur, Pakistan, Sunday, June 25, 2017. An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing more than one hundred people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. (AP Photo/Iram Asim)

Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan kills over 150 people

A Pakistan army soldier stands guards while rescue workers examine the site of an oil tanker explosion at a highway near Bahawalpur, Pakistan, Sunday, June 25, 2017. An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing over one hundred people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. (AP Photo/Iram Asim)

Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan kills over 150 people

Pakistani rescue workers gather beside an oil tanker which caught fire following an accident on a highway near the town of Ahmedpur East, some 670 kilometres (416 miles) from Islamabad on June 25, 2017. (Ss Mirza/AFP/Getty Images)

Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan kills over 150 people

Pakistani rescue worker and hospital staff transport a victim of an oil tanker explosion at a hospital in Multan, Pakistan, Sunday, June 25, 2017. An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing scores of people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. (AP Photo/Adeel Khan)

Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan kills over 150 people

In this image taken from video, black smoke rises from oil tanker on road in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, Sunday, June 25, 2017. An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. (AAJ News via AP Video)

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