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Pakistan orders Shell subsidiary to pay at least $2 million for deadly tanker explosion

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ISLAMABAD, July 7 (Reuters) - Pakistan's oil and gas regulator on Friday ordered the local subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell to pay at least 210 million rupees ($1.99 million)in damages and compensation for tanker explosion that killed more than 200 people last month.

A copy of the report on the June 25 explosion held Shell Pakistan Ltd responsible for the massive blast in southern Punjab province after a tanker carrying gasoline for company rolled over.

At least 209 people were killed and many injured after local villagers had gathered to collect the fuel spilling from the tanker. ($1 = 105.5000 Pakistani rupees) (Reporting by Saad Sayeed. Writing by Kay Johnson)