NAWABSHAH - Five people lost their lives and several others received injuries while 150 goats were killed when an oil tanker had a head-on collision with a cargo trailer here at Sakrand Bypass on Sunday, reported a private TV channel. According to police, a speeding oil tanker collided with a cargo trailer coming from the opposite direction at Sakrand Bypass, causing a powerful blast. Some other vehicles hit one another in the accident.

Five people were burnt to death while several others sustained wounds as leaking oil from the tanker caught fire that consequently engulfed both the vehicles. A few more vehicles that stood in their vicinity after hitting one another were also gutted.

One hundred and fifty goats which were being transport by the cargo trailer also succumbed to the burn injuries.

Later, the deceased people were shifted to a local hospital.