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July 11, 2017
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Ahmadpur East death toll rises to 219

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July 11, 2017

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BAHAWALPUR: The death toll of Ahmadpur East oil tanker tragedy reached to 219 when another victim died at the Nishtar Hospital, Multan, on Monday.

As many as 94 victims have been died in different hospitals, including 18 at Jinnah Hospital, Lahore, 11 at Burns Ward of CMH, Bahawalpur, and 10 at Bahawal Victoria Hospital. However, 34 injured persons are still under treatment at different hospitals, including 22 at BVH, five at THQ Hospital, Ahmadpur East, three at Nishtar Hospital, Multan, and four at Jinnah Hospital, Lahore.

According to focal person appointed for giving details about the tragedy Dr Amir Mahmood, 31 injured persons had been discharged after recovery. Meanwhile, relatives of several Ahmadpur East tragedy victims alleged that their financial aid cheque issued by the district government on the order of Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif had bounced by the banks concerned. The DC Office spokesman through the Information Department said that the claim was not true. The spokesperson said that if any cheque did not cash then the concerned families should immediately contact the DC Office.

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