SAHIWAL/OKARA/HAFIZABAD/GUJRANWALA-At least 12 persons including a minor girl were killed in separate road accidents caused by dense fog in different areas here on Tuesday.

In Sahiwal, four persons were killed and 15 others injured in different traffic accidents occurred due to fog here the other day. The police and rescue sources informed that a speedy truck (XI-5535) hit a motorcycle near Harappa on Nai Wala Bunglow Road, Ahmed Nagar Colony. Resultantly, two traders, identified as, Chaudhry Ashfaq and Bashir Dogar died on the spot.

In another accident happened near Bahadur Shah on Sahiwal-Faisalabad Road, a bus (MNC-2333) of a private transport company, rammed into a Mazada truck (LRU-1851), coming from opposite direction due to fog. As a result, Haji Nazir Ahmed, travelling in the Mazada truck died on the spot while its driver Bashir Ahmed got injured.

Another motor cyclist was killed when a truck collided with it head-on due to dense fog near Chak 112/7R on Old Harappa-Chichawatni Road.

In Okara, two persons including a six-year-old girl died and 14 others including two women got critically injured in fog-related incidents here the other day. According to Rescue 1122, motorcyclist Mohsin, 32, was on the way to Head Sulmanki when a speeding van knocked him down, killing him on the spot.

Similarly, six-year-old Fatima was crushed to death by milk-collection van near Fakhar Town in Depalpur.

On the other hand, Bahawalnagar-based Mubeen, 25, had come to Karmanwala for celebration of Eid Milad Nabi Day. He was crossing railway track when Karachi-bond Khyber Mail, coming from Lahore, ran over him.

In Hafizabad, a person was killed and four others injured in two road accidents occurred due to dense fog here.

According to police source, 12-year-old Muhammad Usman, son of Nawaz of Jilanipura was on way to a nearby village when his bike struck against a roadside tree due to poor visibility caused by dense fog. He died on the spot.

Similarly, Umar Hayat, Imran Ali, Nazia Bibi and Zeeshan of a nearby village were on way to the city on rickshaw when a recklessly driven tractor-trolley hit the three-wheeler near Khatrani village. All the four were seriously injured and were rushed to hospital.

In Gujranwala, four people died in different road accidents occurred due to fog here on Tuesday.

Shaukat Ali and Umair were going on motorcycle when due to high speed their motorcycle hit sewerage pipe and both received serious head injuries. They were rushed to DHQ Hospital by Rescue 1122 where they died. In another incident, a speeding truck crushed to death biker Ghulam Murtaza on Hafizabad Road. At Faizabad stop, a car hit a man while crossing the road. The victim died on the spot while motorists fled away from the scene.