Pakistan

LAHORE – At least ten people were killed and scores others injured after several vehicles collided with each other amidst extreme foggy conditions in Pindi Bhatian on Thursday, police said.

The pileup accident took place on Motorway near Sukheki Interchange on Thursday morning owing to reduced visibility.

The Rescue sources said at least 15 vehicles bumped into each other leaving nine killed and 80 others injured. The bodies and the injured have been shifted to different hospitals.

Motorway has been closed for all type of traffic from Lahore to Pindi Bhatian and Pindi Bhatian to Faisalabad. On the other side, the metrological department said this is smog, not fog and it will continue for next five days.

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According to an initial report prepared by a 20-member committee constituted by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif Lahore is hit by smog due to changes in the weather of central and eastern Punjab. An early plan has been prepared to combat any emergency situation.

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The committee warns citizens to use the mask and avoid travelling in the night, adding that use cold water in case of eyes burning. The committee also said that steps will be taken to overcome the causes of smog creation.-Online