Dozens of fuel tankers caught fire on the northern edge of the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing seven people and injuring 14 others, the Afghan Interior Ministry said on Sunday.
Ministry spokesman Tariq Erian said that die Investigators combed tank cars, die were among the burning rubble, and a gas station, die Caught fire die lit the area late Saturday.
There was no immediate indication of whether the accident was accidental or sabotaged. This happened the same day that die United States and die NATO official die last phase of the withdrawal from Afghanistan began and fast Ended 20 years of military engagement.
All 2,500 to 3,500 American soldiers and about 7,000 NATO-allied troops will be no later than September 11th, the twentieth anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the United States, die they brought into the country for the first time, leaving Afghanistan.
Erian said the fire started when a fuel tanker caught fire. It soon surrounded oil tankers in nearby and set up huge flames and clouds of smoke in the night sky. Broke on the northern edge of town in several houses and a nearby gas station started a fire. Several buildings were destroyed and die most parts of Kabul were cut off, which usually happens intermittently.
Truck drivers blocked on Sunday die road in die Area and demanded compensation from the government.
The wounded were mainly due to burns in local hospitals treated.
Dozens of tankers moved slowly in die Capital when the fire broke out. They waited until after nine in the evening. When fuel tanks and other large trucks are allowed into Kabul.
Obaidullah, a resident of the area, said, die Fireballs are huge.
He said, “The fire lit the sky.” Drivers called for help as flames erupted from vehicle to vehicle. “The drivers screamed and said their passengers were stuck and on fire.”
Firefighters arrived at the scene but their capacity was limited and it took hours to get the fire under control. Burned on Sunday morning die Still rubble in Flames.
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