The Latest: 153 killed in Pakistan tanker fire

Associated Press

An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing more than one hundred people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing more than one hundred people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing more than one hundred people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing more than one hundred people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said.


Hope Fades for Missing Crew Members as Iranian Oil Tanker Sinks

NYT > Middle East

An Iranian oil tanker that collided with another vessel in the East China Sea and that had been burning for more than a week sank on Sunday, the Chinese Ministry of Transportation said.


More than 30 dead as tanker rams into vehicles on Kenya road

U.S. News

Onlookers gather at the scene of an accident involving a tanker near Naivasha, in Kenya Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. The tanker carrying volatile gas slammed into other vehicles and burst into flames on a major road in Kenya, killing dozens of people, officials said early Sunday.


Head-on crash triggers tanker truck explosion in downtown L.A.

Los Angeles Times

A head-on collision between a car and a tanker truck hauling carbon dioxide triggered a huge explosion that damaged a nearby building and shut down a downtown intersection early Monday, according to local media reports. The crash occurred about 3:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of South Central Avenue, near where the street meets the 10 Freeway, and closed down the intersection with East 16th Street, KTLA reported. The tanker burst into flames after the crash but its 61-year-old driver managed to escape and was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in fair condition, KTLA reported. The driver of the car that hit the truck was taken to the hospital and was listed in critical condition, according to KABC. The fire damaged the exterior of a nearby building but didn't cause interior damage, KABC reported.


Iran firm says there may be survivors from fiery tanker collision off China

The Japan Times

TEHRAN – The Iranian company whose oil tanker burst into flames after a collision in the East China Sea says there is still hope of finding survivors.