Seven people including two children aged nine and five were killed and four other injured after a truck crashed into two SUVs on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway on Saturday morning. According to police, the accident took place due to heavy fog severely restricting the visibility on the road.
“The accident took place as there was heavy fog and limited visibility. The injured people have been hospitalised,” a cop was quoted by news agency PTI. All those killed in the accident were the residents of Chandigarh.
According to a report by Tribune, the deceased have been identified as 36-year-old Kavita, 17-year-old Ranjana, 46-year-old Asha Rani, 9-year-old Harshita, 5-year-old Piyush, and drivers Suresh and Manoj. Among those injured and being treated at the civil hospital include Palak, Sunita and Renuka.
Some reports said that one of the two SUVs developed some technical snag and had to stop on the highway when a speeding truck hit them due to poor visibility.
Last week, in an equally tragic incident, at least eight people were killed and several injured after as many as 50 vehicles piled up on each other on the Rohtak-Rewari highway in Haryana due to dense fog.
Dense fog has affected a large swathe of Haryana, Punjab and Delhi for several days now.