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2 burn to death after car-tanker collision in Sar-i-Pul

2 burn to death after car-tanker collision in Sar-i-Pul

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Aug 09, 2016 - 19:47

SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Two people were burnt to death and a third was injured after an oil tanker crashed into a car near the capital of northern Sar-i-Pul province on Tuesday, an official said.

The head-on collision between the tanker and a Corolla model car took place at around 09:00am in Syedabad area on the outskirts of Sar-i-Pul city.

Giving an eyewitness account, Zakirullah, at the scene, told Pajhwok the tanker was moving at a high speed and it collided with a car after one of its tyres burst.   

He said after the collision, both the vehicles flipped over and caught fire, leaving two persons dead in the car. 

The car driver’s son, who arrived at the scene while crying, said an engineer, Mohammad Asif at the Amo Zone Petroleum Company, rented his father’s car.

They were en route to Sar-i-Pul city from Shiberghan, Jawzjan province capital, but both died in the accident, he added.     

Sar-i-Pul traffic department official Abdul Salam said the two vehicles were completely gutted in the fire and two occupants of the car were killed and the driver of the tanker was injured and evacuated to hospital.

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