Gas truck explosion kills 18 in Pakistan

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The Independent Online

Police say a gas truck accidentally exploded in southern Pakistan, killing 18 people and wounding 40.

Mohammad Ali Baloch said the truck exploded Monday at a depot in Hyderabad city after gas pressure built up in a storage tank. Baloch is the top police official in Hyderabad.

Local TV footage showed hundreds of people crowding the blast site and searching through the rubble of destroyed shops looking for dead and wounded.

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