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Bahawalpur inferno: At least 88 victims identified through DNA tests

BAHAWALPUR: Disbursing the compensation money to heirs of Ahmepur Sharqia inferno victims, City Assistant Commissioner Mahar Abdul Rauf confirmed that as many as 88 victims of oil tanker tragedy have been identified through results of DNA tests received by the location administration from the laboratory in Lahore. He anticipated more DNA test results within a week. Talking to a local newspaper, he said after the test results, the heirs of the victims were identified and taken to tagged graves of their relatives at…

OGRA holds Shell company responsible for Bahawalpur inferno

ISLAMABAD: Holding Shell Pakistan Ltd (SPL) responsible for Ahmedpur Sharqia inferno, Pakistan’s Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) on Friday has ordered the subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell to pay about Rs10 million as penalty against the damages inflicted in wake of oil tanker blast, claiming over 200 lives. The tragic incident took place a day before Eid-ul-Fitr on June 25 after oil container carrying gasoline for the company rolled over causing fuel leakage. The report compiled by the OGRA revealed that the…

JI chief urges SC to take suo moto notice of Ahmedpur inferno

MULTAN: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Siraj-ul-Haq on Saturday urged the Supreme Court of Pakistan to take suo moto notice of Ahmedpur Sharqia fire incident, ARY News reported. Condoling with the affected families of the tragic incident, Siraj held the government responsible for the high death toll in the incident, claiming over 190 lives. He expressed grief over the tragedy and said that the rulers have failed to bring reforms despite making hefty claims. “Government should announce relief package for the victims and…

125 victims of Bahawalpur inferno laid to rest

BHAWALPUR: The combined funeral prayers of 125 victims of the Ahmedpur Sharqia oil tanker blaze were held on Tuesday after which they were laid to rest, ARY News reported.  The bodies of the victims were brought for burial rituals in twelve trucks. Many of them were beyond recognition. The funeral prayers scheduled for 1PM where held after a delay of over four hours. A large number of people attended the funeral including local politicians, parliamentarians, district and civil administration. People from all walk of…