Vehicle fires

People carry the body of a victim of Sunday's fuel tanker fire incident for funeral prayer at Ahmad Pur Sharqia near Bahawalpur, Pakistan, Monday, June 26, 2017. The Pakistani prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of the massive fuel tanker fire as authorities on Monday raised the death toll from the blaze to more than 155. (AP Photo/Iram Asim)
June 26, 2017 - 10:47 am
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of a massive fuel tanker fire as authorities on Monday raised the death toll to 157. The truck, carrying some 25,000 liters (6,600 gallons) of gasoline, was traveling from the southern port city...
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A Pakistan army soldier stands guards while rescue workers examine the site of an oil tanker explosion at a highway near Bahawalpur, Pakistan, Sunday, June 25, 2017. An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing over one hundred people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. (AP Photo/Iram Asim)
June 26, 2017 - 4:20 am
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of a massive fuel tanker fire as authorities on Monday raised the death toll from the blaze to 157. The truck, carrying some 25,000 liters (6,600 gallons) of gasoline, was traveling from the...
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A Pakistan army soldier stands guards while rescue workers examine the site of an oil tanker explosion at a highway near Bahawalpur, Pakistan, Sunday, June 25, 2017. An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing over one hundred people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. (AP Photo/Iram Asim)
June 26, 2017 - 2:36 am
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say the death toll from a massive fuel truck fire the previous day has risen to 157 as four more of the victims died overnight. The truck was traveling from the southern port city of Karachi to Lahore, the Punjab provincial capital, when the driver lost...
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Pakistan army soldiers stands guard while rescue workers examine the site of an oil tanker explosion at a highway near Bahawalpur, Pakistan, Sunday, June 25, 2017. An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing more than one hundred people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. (AP Photo/Iram Asim)
June 25, 2017 - 7:03 pm
BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan (AP) — Alerted by an announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers Sunday to gather the oil. Then the wreck exploded, engulfing people in flames as they screamed in terror...
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A burnt truck next to a gate in the village of Pobrais, near Pedrogao Grande, central Portugal, Monday, June 19 2017. More than 2,000 firefighters in Portugal battled Monday to contain major wildfires in the central region of the country, where one blaze killed 62 people, while authorities came under mounting criticism for not doing more to prevent the tragedy. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
June 19, 2017 - 1:12 pm
NODEIRINHO, Portugal (AP) — Survivors emerged Monday with stories of leaping into water tanks and other dramatic escapes from the forest fires scorching central Portugal, and authorities came under mounting criticism for not doing more to prevent Portugal's deadliest natural disaster in decades...
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A burnt truck next to a gate in the village of Pobrais, near Pedrogao Grande, central Portugal, Monday, June 19 2017. More than 2,000 firefighters in Portugal battled Monday to contain major wildfires in the central region of the country, where one blaze killed 62 people, while authorities came under mounting criticism for not doing more to prevent the tragedy. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
June 19, 2017 - 11:28 am
NODEIRINHO, Portugal (AP) — Survivors emerged Monday with stories of leaping into water tanks and other dramatic escapes from the forest fires scorching central Portugal, and authorities came under mounting criticism for not doing more to prevent Portugal's deadliest natural disaster in decades...
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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, and Mexico's Carlos Salcedo go for the ball during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Sunday, June 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
June 18, 2017 - 12:08 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on the Portugal forest fires (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Portugal's prime minister says the death toll has been lowered in the country's deadly forest fire to 61. Prime Minister Antonio Costa said Sunday that death toll was reduced from the previously reported 62...
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A policeman stands by a covered body on a dirt road outside Pedrogao Grande, central Portugal, Sunday, June 18 2017. Raging forest fires in central Portugal killed more than 50 people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, in what the prime minister on Sunday called "the biggest tragedy of human life that we have known in years". (AP Photo/Armando Franca),
June 18, 2017 - 10:54 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on the Portugal forest fires (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Greece's prime minister has offered his Portuguese colleague Antonio Costa help in fighting the deadly wildfires in his country. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called Costa on Sunday afternoon to offer his...
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Police investigators stand by a burnt car on the road between Castanheira de Pera and Figueiro dos Vinhos, central Portugal, Sunday, June 18 2017. Raging forest fires in central Portugal killed more than 50 people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, in what the prime minister on Sunday called "the biggest tragedy of human life that we have known in years." (AP Photo/Armando Franca),
June 18, 2017 - 9:04 am
AVELAR, Portugal (AP) — Raging forest fires in central Portugal killed at least 62 people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, in what the prime minister on Sunday called "the biggest tragedy" the country has experienced in years. Portugal has declared three days of...
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A man on the balcony of a house looks up at a forest fire raging on a hillside above the village of Avelar, central Portugal, before sunrise Sunday, June 18, 2017. A number of people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
June 18, 2017 - 5:25 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on Portugal forest fires (all times local): 10:25 a.m. The European Union has activated its civil protection efforts to help Portugal fight forest fires that have killed at least 43 people. The EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos...
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