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Saturday, 4 November 2017

Smog in Punjab forces road closures, power outages, disrupts flight schedules

Smog in Punjab forces road closures, power outages, disrupts flight schedules
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A blanket of smog continues to cover Punjab forcing road closures, flight disruptions and power outages. Over the last 24 hours, road accidents due to low visibility claimed six lives, leaving over 40 injured. 
Smog — a chemical reaction that causes air to be significantly polluted and hinders traffic visibility — has impaired traffic routes as well flight schedules, Geo.Tv reported.
The M3 motorway has been closed to all traffic while the M2 has been closed for heavy traffic. Extremely low visibility - 15 to 20 meters - is creating challenges for drivers leading to accidents.
Three people were killed while 18 were injured in various smog-related road accidents on Saturday. Over the last 24 hours, six people were killed and dozens injured in various accidents.
Five people lost their lives while nine were injured in Kamonki when a passenger van collided with a bus on Friday. 
A truck-bus crash on the motorway near Jalalpur Bhattian left one man dead and five others wounded.
A multi-vehicle accident on M2 motorway — near Sargodha section and involving eight cars — left 10 people injured.
The wounded were subsequently moved to Kot Addu Hospital, rescue sources said.
A passenger van slammed into a truck in Sheikhupura, leaving 15 people injured. All the wounded belonged to the same family.
In Lahore, four people were brought to a local hospital after they were injured in a car crash.

Four others were hurt after an oil tanker ran over a motorbike before bumping into a truck in Arifwala.

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