Fog-triggered accidents claim 12 lives.


BAHAWALNAGAR/GUJRANWALA -- As many as 12 persons died and dozens other got injured in various road accidents occurred in different areas of Punjab due to poor visibility caused by dense fog on Saturday.

In Bahawalnagar, five persons died and 20 others sustained multiple injuries when a bus overturned due to poor visibility caused by the dense fog in Latifabad area here on Saturday.

According to rescue officials, the accident took place owing to poor visibility caused by fog that has engulfed plains of the Punjab province. The injured and dead bodies were shifted to hospital by the Rescue 1122.

According to police, identities of those killed and injured in the road accident could not be ascertained yet.

In Gujranwala, three friends were crushed to dead when a dumper truck knocked down the motorcycle they were riding on.

According to rescue and police sources, a speeding dumper truck hit a motorcycle on Hafizabad Road near Ladhewala Warraich area due to poor visibility caused by fog. As a result, three persons identified as: Habibur Rehman, Muhammad Nawaz and Dilawar Hussain, all the three friends and resident of Ladhewala Warraich, died on the spot.

Rescue 1122 team, on information, rushed to the scene and shifted the dead bodies to hospital for medico-legal proceedings. Driver left the dumper at the scene and and fled away.

The police have launched investigation against the runaway driver. Moreover, two persons died and another two got injured in a head-on collision between a truck and van at Arifwala bypass.

The injured persons and dead bodies were shifted to nearby hospital. On the other hand, in a traffic accident at Indus Highway near Rojhan, two people were...

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