Early morning fog causes 50-car pile-up in Haryana; eight killed
Jhajjar: The dense fog that is prevailing in large parts of north India again proved to be deadly for commuters. A massive collision took place on National Highway 71 on the Badli Flyover in Jhajjar district on Monday morning between 7:00 to 7:30 am. According to the sources the visibility level at the area had dipped to as low as 500 metres.
Eight people from a single family were killed as over 50 vehicles piled up in the collision. The family was en route to Delhi to attend a uthala ceremony of a family member in Najafgarh.
The deceased has been identified as Satpal (48), Kana Devi (34), Santosh Devi (51), Premalata (50), Ramkali (35 ), Lakshmi (63), Sheela Devi (61) and Khazani Devi whose age could not be ascertained.
There have also been 10 people who have been injured in the mishap, three of them are said to be in a critical state.
The injured for better treatment have been referred to PGI multispecialty hospital.
At the accident scene cars, trucks and school buses were mangled. After the incident, there was a huge traffic jam up to 5 km.
Realising the magnitude of the mishap, the Government also got involved quickly after coming to know about the incident. Haryana agriculture minister OP Dhankar paid a visit to the victims.
The Haryana government has announced Rs two lakh for the deceased, Rs one lakh amount for those who have sustained severe injuries and Rs 50,000 for those having sustained minor injuries.
There have also been various other mishaps due to the fog that has been reported from Kurukshetra and Panipat in Haryana that has resulted in the loss of lives.