BAHAWALPUR – As many as 140 people were burnt to death while another 100 were left injured in a tragic incident as an oil tanker caught fire after overturning on National Highway in Ahmedpur Sharqia near Bahawalpur this morning.

The incident sent shock waves across the country gearing up to celebrate Eidul Fitr on Monday. Heart-rending pictures and videos suggest the severity of the incident that raised questions about road safety precautions and dismal health facilities in the far-flung part of Punjab province.