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Ghotki: Oil Tanker Overturns, Highway Closed for Traffic

Ghotki (June 30, 2017): A speeding oil-loaded container overturned near Mirpur Mathelo here. The local administration has sealed the area and closed the National Highway for traffic.

According to details, the driver of the tanker is injured in the incident, while thousands of litres of oil is  spilled from the crashed tanker.

Members of the Safety Department of a private fertilizer company, who arrived at the scene of incident quickly after learning about the incident sealed the road, while the Fire Brigade staff also initiated the required work.

Police has taken the injured driver to Civil Hospital Mirpur Mathelo, while a heavy contingent of police has closed the National Highway for traffic. No one is allowed to go to the scene of incident.

Police attributes the accident to driver’s falling to sleep.

The tanker which was on its way to Karachi from Multan was loaded with huge quantity of crude oil.

The fighters are spraying water on the oil so as to dilute it.

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