153 people are burned alive when an oil tanker overturned and EXPLODED as villagers raced to collect the free fuel in Pakistan

At least 153 people were killed and around 140 injured in a fire that broke out after an oil tanker overturned in central Pakistan and crowds rushed to collect the fuel.

The tragedy came one day before Pakistan was due to begin Eid ul-Fitr celebrations marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, with many roads crowded as people travel home for the holidays.

Images of the crash showed rising flames and a thick plume of smoke, along with charred vehicles.

More pics here – graphic.