Fog-triggered accidents claim seven lives.


HAFIZABAD/KHANEWAL/Okara -- Seven persons including four members of a wedding procession died and 26 others sustained multiple injuries in separate road accidents occurred in different areas due to fog on Saturday.

According to rescue sources, in Hafizabad four members of a wedding procession died and 25 other got injured when a coaster carrying a wedding procession collided head-on with a tractor-trolley due to poor visibility caused by dense fog on Gujranwala Road near Chak Chatha, 5 km from here early Saturday morning.

According to rescue source, the marriage party of Ahmad Nagar was on the way to Multan early this morning on a coaster and when it reached near Chak Chatha, the driver of the vehicle lost control over the steering due to poor visibility. Resultantly the vehicle dashed against the tractor-trolley causing instant death of Muhammad Haroon, Muhammad Nasir, Imran Ahmad and Muhammad Khalil, while 25 others including Irfan, Gulfraz, Awais, Ahsan, Pervez Akhtar, Rana Muhammad Akram, Ehtisham, Muhammad Iqbal, Muhammad Subhan and others sustained injuries which were shifted to the DHQ Hospital Hafizabad and Trauma centre from where five of them were referred to a Lahore hospital due to their precarious condition. The police have a registered a case and are investigating.

In Khanewal, two persons died and two others injured in as many incidents in different localities...

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