At least one hundred and twenty people were killed and more than fifty injured when an oil tanker over turned due to over speeding on National Highway near Ahmedpur Sharqia, Bahawalpur.

Official sources told our Bahawalpur correspondent leakage of oil started from the oil tanker and people of nearby localities started collecting oil from the tanker. Meanwhile, the tanker caught fire and exploded resulting into killings and injuries.

Rescue operation is underway and injured are being shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital.