The death toll in oil tanker tragedy in Ahmedpur Sharqia has risen to one hundred and fifty-two while condition of forty injured persons is critical. The tragic incident occurred when an oil tanker caught fire near Ahmedpur Sharqia, Bahawalpur on Sunday.

Rescue and relief operations at the site of oil tanker tragedy in Ahmadpur Sharqia have been completed.

According ISPR, the incident site has been cleared and traffic restored on national highway.

Fifty one seriously burnt victims have been shifted to Multan through Army helicopters. 

Punjab Government has established an information centre at Bahawalpur Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur for latest updates about injured of Ahmadpur East tragedy.

Information can be got from telephone numbers 062-9250452 and 0333-6407799.

Pakistan International Airlines has announced free travel for those, who suffered injuries in Ahmadpur Sharqia incident, from Bahawalpur/Multan to Karachi for treatment.        

PIA also offered 50 per cent concession to the one accompanying the injured to Karachi.

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has announced a grant of two million rupees for family of each deceased and one million rupees for each injured person.

He was talking to newsmen after chairing high level meeting at Bahawalpur today.

He also announced to hold inquiry to know the exact cause of the incident. Radio Pakistan Bahawalpur Correspondent Sajjad Parvez reports that  Punjab Chief Minister  also took aerial view of the place of incident near Ahmedpur Sharqia.

Earlier, he visited Combined Military Hospital and Bahawalpur Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur and inquire about the medical facilities extended to the injured persons.

President, PM and CM Punjab express heartfelt deep grief, sorrow over oil tanker incident

President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif have expressed heartfelt deep grief and sorrow over the tragic incident of oil tanker near Ahmed Pur Sharqia on Sunday.

In their separate condolence messages, they sympathized with bereaved families and prayed for early recovery of the injured.

Prime Minister has directed provincial administration to provide the best possible medical facilities to the injured. 

Acting Governor Punjab, Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan and Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif also expressed deep grief on loss of precious lives in oil tanker incident.

The Punjab Chief Minister has ordered an inquiry and sought a report from the concerned authorities.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has condoled with President Mamnoon Hussain over the loss of precious lives in tragic incident of oil tanker fire in Ahmed Pur Sharqia today.

In his condolence message, Chinese President said that government and people of China stood by the Pakistani people in this tragic hour.

COAS expresses grief on losses in oil tanker incident

Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has also expressed deep grief on loss of precious lives in oil tanker incident.

He directed to provide full assistance to civil administration in rescue and relief operations.

According to ISPR, army aviation helicopters have been sent for evacuation of casualties to hospitals and burn centers that have been put on high alert.

Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb says all out efforts are being made to save maximum lives and all possible facilities are being provided in hospitals.                    

The Minister of State also expressed grief and sorrow over the tragic incident.

Minister of State for interior Baligh-ur-Rehman visited Bahawal Victoria Hospital and inspected the medical facilities extended to burnt patients of Bahawalpur Tragedy.

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