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Roaring tanker fire kills 7, injures 14 in the Afghan capital;

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Roaring tanker fire kills 7, injures 14 in the Afghan capital;

Roaring tanker fire kills 7, injures 14 in the Afghan capital. A raging fire ripped through hundreds of fuel tankers on the outskirts of Kabul. Afghanistan’s capital killed seven people and 14 wounded in Afghanistan’s capital. According to ministry spokesman Tariq Arian, investigators combing through the tankers that lay in smoldering ruins and a gas station trapped in the flames that lit up the area late Saturday. There has no way of knowing whether it was an accident or sabotage right away. It came on the same day as the United States and NATO began the final process of their withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Both 2,500-3,500 American soldiers and about 7,000 NATO allied forces will be out of Afghanistan. By September 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the United States that took them there in the first place. According to Arian, the fire started when a spark ignited a fuel tanker. Nearby tankers soon consumed, erupting in massive flames and plumes of smoke into the night sky. The fire destroyed many homes and a local gas station on the city’s outskirts. Several buildings were burned, and much of Kabul’s electricity, which is normally just intermittent, was knocked out.

Dozens of tankers were slowly making their way into the capital;

dozens of tankers were slowly making their way into the capital.

Truck drivers closed the road leading to the city on Sunday. The fire broke out shortly after citizens of the Muslim-majority country had completed their day-long fast during Ramadan. Haji Mir, a truck driver, said the blast was deafening as trucks waited to reach the area. He claimed that up to 100 vehicles had exploded. He described the first blast as sounding like a mine explosion. There were sparks shooting from one vehicle, and then a second and a third truck exploded.

At the time of the fire, dozens of tankers were slowly making their way into the capital. They had waited until after 9 p.m. when petrol tankers and other big vehicles are permitted to reach Kabul. The fireballs were huge. According to Obaidullah, a local who goes by one name. His relatives and neighbors scurried into their yards. The fire illuminated the sky. As flames raced from the car to the vehicle, drivers screamed for assistance. Drivers yelled that their co-drivers stranded and on fire. Firefighters arrived on the scene, but their capability was minimal, and it took hours to put out the fire. 

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