VEHARI/ SHEIKHUPURA/HAFIZABAD

Nine persons including three women were killed and dozens injured in three road accidents that took place in different areas on Monday.

In Vehari, seven persons including three women were killed and 27 injured in a collision between an oil-tanker and bus near Adda Ghulam Hussain in Tibba Sultanpur area on Tuesday.

The police and Rescue 1122 personnel rushed to the spot and shifted the injured to hospitals in Vehari, Mailsi and Multan. The police suspected that the accident might have occurred as result of speeding. The police have registered a case and started investigation.

In Sheikhupura two persons were killed died and 20 others sustained injuries when several cars pile-up due to dense fog on Motorway near Kala Shah Kaku Interchange here Monday morning.

The police blamed poor visibility caused by a thick layer of smoke emanating from nearby areas for the pile-up.

The witnesses said that the fog had engulfed the entire region due to which road mishap took place. The motorway stretch has been closed for traffic due to rescue process while seriously injured were shifted to DHQ Sheikhupura.

According to motorway police, the drivers have been directed to follow precautionary measures as dense fog blanketed the area.

Separately in Hafizabad, 14 students were injured when a bus rammed into a truck carrying college students. The incident took place when a degree college bus tried to overtake the truck and overturned. The injured were shifted to DHQ Hospital Hafizabad.