Fog Disrupts Life Across North India, Leaves 3 Killed, Several Injured; Dozen Cars Collide On UP Highway

On Hapur-Bulandshahr highway more than a dozen vehicles collided in a chain reaction amid dense fog.

Weather: Fog in Greater Noida

Dense fog resulted in a major accident on Monday on the Hapur-Bulandshahr highway in Uttar Pradesh. 

The dense fog across north India states today morning resulted into low visibility across the region.

On Hapur-Bulandshahr highway more than a dozen vehicles collided in a chain reaction amid dense fog.

The accident took place in the Hafizpur Kotwali area of Hapur, approximately 86 kilometers from Delhi, NDTV reported. 

The videos of the incident viral on the social media showed vehicles piled up on the highway. 

The reports said several of the cars involved in the crash were severely damaged. 

Later, emergency services were quickly dispatched to rescue those injured in the crash, it said.

It added police officials were also seen at the accident site, guiding traffic. 

In a separate accident, several people travelling in a Haryana roadways bus were injured after it collided with a trolley near Ashrafgarh Dauri village in  Jind district, ANI reported . 

The report quoting the passengers on the bus said that the accident happened due to dense fog. 

“The bus driver and some other passengers were injured in the road accident,”it said.

Other parts of North India also witnessed a dip in temperature with Haryana recording a minimum temperature of 15.5 degrees celsius, while it remained at 15.5 degrees Celsius in Uttar Pradesh and 21 degrees Celsius in Madhya Pradesh.

In a similar incident, three people were killed and one was injured in a road accident that took place under the Dhorimanna police station area in Rajasthan’s Barmer district, ANI reported.

According to the police, the incident took place due to the dense fog in the area, the report said.

The driver responsible for the collision fled the scene, leaving the car wrecked, it said.

The fog also affected the flight operations in the region.

At Delhi airport as visibility was reduced to zero, several airlines issued advisory warning passengers of disruptions in the arrival and departure timings.