MULTAN: As many as six people were killed while 34 others sustained injuries in separate fog related incidents in Punjab today.

 According to details, passenger van and pick-up collision in Multan’s Qasarpurawah left seven people injured. The injured were immediately taken to Nishtar Hospital for medical assistance where the doctors stated that the people are out of danger.

 Separately in Muzaffargarh, as many as five people were crushed to death as a speeding truck rammed into two motorcycles.

 On the other hand, thick blanket of fog has once again descended over Punjab yesterday which wreaked havoc on flight operations and severely reduced visibility. Flights were delayed and schedules disrupted while visibility has been reduced considerably on Motorway, GT road and National Highway.

 Lahore, Sahiwal, Khanewal, Multan, Lodharan and Bahawalpur have been blanketed by the dense fog.

 Visibility was barely at 20-30 meters at Motorway M-1 from Islamabad to Peshawar, at M-2 from Lahore to Sayyal Mor and in areas of Chakri, Salt Range and Kalar Kahar.

 Meanwhile, the fog also reduced visibility to just a maximum of 25-50 meters at Motorway M-3 from Pindi Bhattian to Faisalabad and at M-4 from Faisalabad to Gojra.

 Maximum visibility at GT road from Kharian to Peshawar was just at 20-50 meters.

 

Motorway Spokesperson has issued a warning saying motorists must use fog lights and keep a considerable distance from other vehicles while driving in the extreme weather conditions.

National Highway and Motorway authorities have also advised drivers to avoid over speeding. Citizens can call the helpline 130 for information related to the fog situation.