Pakistan: Funerals held for fuel tanker crash victims

Police in Pakistan are investigating why an oil tanker overturned and exploded, killing more than 150 people.

The truck burst into flames on a highway near the city of Bahawalpur in Punjab province on Sunday.

Many of the victims were collecting the spilled petrol when the explosion happened.

Al Jazeera’s Kamal Hyder reports from Bahawalpur.

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Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It has a population exceeding 212.2 million, including the world’s second-largest Muslim population. It has an area of 881,913 square kilometres (340,509 square miles).

Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China to the northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor in the northwest, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.

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