Published On: Wed, Dec 18th, 2013
Published in Category: Lahore

Dense fog: Ten killed, 67 injured in Punjab road accidents

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LAHORE: At least ten people have been killed and 67 others injured in separate road accidents caused by dense fog in different parts of Punjab.

As per details, dense fog has engulfed Lahore, Sheikhupura, Daska, Faisalabad, Pindi Bhattiyan, Pind Dadan Khan, Layyah, Okara, Muzzafargarh, Malisi, Lodhran and other areas of Punjab.

A car collided with another car near Ghora Chowk in Defense Phase-III area of Lahore, killing four people including Mishal (20), Aneeza (16), Tariq (23) and Ghulam Nabi (35).

Separately, a person on motorcycle died after collision with a truck on Main Boulevard in Johar Town area.

In Okara, five people were reportedly injured in different roads mishaps. A motorcyclist died on the spot after hitting a truck on Depalpur Road.

Two people were killed when their motorcycles collided on Fatehpur Road in Layyah.

In Mananwala, at least 13 people were injured when a passenger bus hit a truck.

At least 15 passengers were hurt when a mini-bus crashed into a nullah in Kot Pindidad.

On the other hand, domestic and international flights remained affected at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport whereas the traffic police have advised people to refrain from driving on motorway due to zero visibility and urged the drivers to switch on fog lights while traveling.