One dead as smog continues to disrupt daily life in Punjab

November 12, 2017

MULTAN: One person died and 15 were injured in separate road accidents in Multan on Sunday as smog continues to disrupt daily life of the province’s residents.

Police said that an over speeding passenger bus turned turtle after hitting a motorcycle at Qadirpur Ran Bypass in Multan. The motorcyclist died on the spot in the accident while 12 passengers of bus were injured.

Three people were seriously injured when a reckless driver tractor trolley knocked down a motorcycle at Kamalia Road in Chichawatni.

The body and injured of both incidents were shifted to different hospitals of respective cities and the police after registering separate cases at concerned police stations started the investigation.

The smog has also seriously disrupted the residents’ mobility as visibility has plunged to as low as zero on routes from Multan to Khanewal.

According to the Motorway police spokesman, visibility near Lahore-Bahawalpur National Highway has plunged to 50 metres while various sections of the motorway have also been closed for traffic.

Flight and train schedules have been affected in the province over the last three to four days due to the bad weather, causing difficulties to passengers. INP