Oil tanker catches fire on Super Highway, several vehicles ablaze

KARACHI, Sep 7 (APP): At least three people were killed and six injured when an oil tanker caught fire at the Super Highway near DHA City early Wednesday morning, setting several other vehicles in its vicinity ablaze.

Driver of an oil tanker, Shams, from the spot of incident, informed that a trailer fell down from a slope and crushed into another oil tanker carrying 40,000 liters petrol. The oil tanker crushed with two other tankers and caught fire, which set ablaze two trucks, four trawlers including a trawler carrying 15 cars, and a mini truck.

The fire resulted in severe traffic jam on the highway. Police and rescue teams reached the spot. The dead and injured were shifted to hospital.