Shell Pakistan agreed to pay 257 million rupees fine for tanker fire that killed 217

Vastavam web: A Pakistani subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell on Tuesday agreed to pay a fine of about 257 million rupees ($2.4 million) in compensation for a tanker truck explosion that killed more than 200 people last month.The fiery blast on June 25 was one of the worst accidents in Pakistan’s history. A tanker carrying fuel rolled over in Punjab province and villagers rushed to collect leaking fuel.The company said the tanker was owned by a contractor it hired to transport its fuel.

Shell Pakistan Ltd (SPL) said it would pay the fine to “comply with the regulator’s directive”.In a statement, Shell Pakistan added: “However, we do so while reserving the right to contest the fine,” Shell Pakistan added in a statement.The energy regulator ordered Shell Pakistan to pay a fine of 10 million rupees ($95,000).In addition, it ordered the company to pay one million rupees ($9,400) in compensation to the families of each of those killed and half a million ($4,700) for each person injured.