World News: Pakistan Oil Tanker Crash, Explosion Kills At Least 153

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Anchorman's Comment
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Pakistan Oil Tanker Crash, Explosion Kills at Least 153

An oil tanker truck crashed on a busy highway in Pakistan Sunday, killing at least 153 people when it exploded as crowds rushed to the scene to collect leaking fuel.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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“Residents of the nearby Ramzanpur Joya village rushed to the site with buckets, and a large number of people on motorcycles also started collecting the spilling fuel,” regional police chief Raja Riffat told a news conference.

“After about 10 minutes the tanker exploded in a huge fireball and enveloped those nearby.”

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rick S.'s Comment
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While the loss of life is tragic - it is kinda funny that everyone ran to scavenge the fuel.

Kinda like an armored car flipping over and the doors opening.

Rick

Vendingdude's Comment
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If people there are that desperate to risk their lives for a little fuel (assuming they knew they were risking their lives......) I wonder what the stats are for truck driver kidnappings, truck jacking, theft, etc. Don't wanna drive there to find out. Must not be too bad or you'd have a guy riding shotgun... literally. Still....

Kurt G.'s Comment
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Kinda like an armored car flipping over and the doors opening.

..except that this fuel would have gone to waste. Anyway, I'm sure they were just concerned about the environmental impact.

OtrEscapeArtist's Comment
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Regular event when I worked in/around Nigeria.. Well, the stealing and blowing up portion.... Sad...

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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