SUKKUR: Two motorcyclists suffered burn injuries after an oil tanker caught fire late Friday night.
A Karachi-bound oil tanker, carrying around 60,000 litres, was passing through the Rohri toll plaza, some eight kilometres from Sukkur, when it hit a pillar. Due to the accident, the tanker was pierced and oil began to spill. People rushed to the scene with buckets, plastic cans and bottles to store the oil. In the meantime, a motorcycle standing near the tanker caught fire which spread to the oil tanker and two motorcycles parked nearby were also burnt. As a result, two motorcyclists, identified as Taufeeq Shaikh and Ubaidullah Shaikh, were burnt and rushed to the hospital. Fire tenders from Sukkur and Rohri reached the site but were able to control the blaze after a couple of hours.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 25th, 2016.