Three killed in Okara as dense fog causes vehicles collision

OKARA, Pakistan: Two Children and a female were killed while 30 suffered wounds when several vehicles collided each other at national highway in Okara on Friday morning due to dense fog.

Sources said that the rescue work is underway.

Meanwhile the Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar expressed grief and sorrow over traffic accident in Okara.

The Chief Minister expressed sympathies towards the bereaved families of the victims, and also directed the medial staff to provide best medical facilities to the injured.

In the meantime, different sections of motorways have been closed due to dense fog.

In a statement, a Spokesman of the Motorway Police said that M-1 from Peshawar to Rashakai, M-2 from Lahore to Kot Muhammad, M-4 from Pindi Bhatian to Gujara have been closed.

The Spokesman said that there is also dense fog on national highway at Patoki, Okara, Sahiwal, Multan and Bahawalpur and on GT Road at Gujranwala and Mureedkai.

As per the Pakistan Metrological Department (DMG), dense/Shallow foggy conditions are likely to prevail in plain areas of Punjab, upper Sindh and Peshawar division during night/morning hours.

The people have been asked to avoid unnecessary traveling while the drivers are directed to use fog lights during foggy conditions.

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