Heavy fog leads to Haryana crash; 7 killed
Ambala: Seven people were killed and four injured when a vehicle rammed into two SUVs due to heavy fog on the Ambala-Chandigarh national highway on Saturday, police said. "Two cars coming from Chandigarh were hit by another vehicle. The accident took place as heavy fog limited visibility. The injured people have been hospitalised," they said.
The deceased belonged to Chandigarh. Earlier on Monday, eight people were killed when dense fog led to a pile-up on a national highway in Haryana's Jhajjar district.
Meanwhile, Adampur in Punjab recorded the season's coldest night so far at minus 1.7 degrees Celsius as cold wave conditions further intensified in the state and Haryana on Saturday. Meteorological Department officials said foggy conditions prevailed early this morning at several places including Ambala, Hisar, Karnal, Ludhiana, Patiala and Amritsar.
Minimum temperatures dropped below or hovered close to the freezing point at many places, they said.