Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 September 2014

18 killed in gas truck explosion

A gas tanker accidentally exploded in southern Pakistan, killing 18 people and wounding 40 others

A gas tanker has accidentally exploded in southern Pakistan, killing at least 18 people and wounding 40 others.

Police said the truck exploded at a depot in Hyderabad city after gas pressure built up in a storage tank.

Local TV footage showed hundreds of people crowding the blast site and searching through the rubble of destroyed shops looking for victims.

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