Motorway closed after dozens of vehicles pile up in Sheikhupura
One dies, 4 injured as coach rams into trolley due to fog in Uch Sharif
At least 22 people got injured in three separate pile-ups on the motorway in Sheikhupura on Tuesday morning.
According to rescue officials, the pile-ups involving dozens of vehicles happened on the motorway M2 near Kala Shah Kaku, Qila Sattar Shah and Khanpur Nehar.
As a result, 22 people got injured. However, no loss of life was reported. The collisions occurred due to a dense fog enveloping plains of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
The motorway was closed after the pile-up.
Separately, six people were wounded when two passenger buses collided with a truck in Rahim Yar Khan’s Liaqatpur. The injured were shifted to the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital for medical attention.
The plain areas of the country are blanketed in thick fog which is causing serious problems in the movement of traffic, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Due to low visibility, the Motorway M-1 has been closed from Islamabad to Rashakai, M-3 closed from Faizabad to Samandri, Motorway from Lahore to Sialkot and M-4 closed from Khanewal to Toba Tek Singh.
The Motorway police said that as the fog would start lifting, the roads would be opened.
A passenger coach and a tractor-trolley collided head-on in Uch Sharif on Tuesday killing one commuter and injuring four others due to intense fog.
Reportedly, a passenger coach which was going to Sadiqabad from Lahore met an accident on Jalal Pur Road near Uch Sharif. Due to thick fog and low visibility, the coach rammed into a tractor-trolley on Expressway. As a result, one passenger died and four others sustained injuries.
The deceased was identified as Muhammad Sharif while the injured included Zahooran Bibi, Muhammad Faraz and two others.
The Rescue 1122 officials reached the place of the accident. They shifted the injured to the Rural Health Centre, Uch Sharif. The condition of two of the injured was stated to be critical.
Lahore still No1 in worst air quality ranking
The air quality in Punjab is getting worse as Lahore still retains the position of most polluted city of the world, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Tuesday.
The other extremely polluted cities of Punjab included Bahawalpur, Faisalabad, Gujranwala and Multan. Karachi remains on number 9 in the worst air quality ranking.
Reporters: Sajjad Hussain, Usman Javed