New Delhi: Three people were killed and 40 injured in multiple accidents in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana on Tuesday as thick fog gripped northern India, Press Trust of India news agency reported, while Punjab also changed school hours on Tuesday. The Ganges plain in India, which includes Delhi, was shrouded in dense fog for the second morning in a row on Tuesday morning, with visibility in the city down to 50 meters, affecting train and road traffic.
An airport official said flight operations in the capital were not affected. Eleven trains were reported to be between one and five hours late on Tuesday.
Visibility dropped to 50 meters at Delhi’s Palam and Safdarjung airports between 5.30am and 7am, an IMD official said.
Delhi’s main weather station, Safdarjung Observatory, recorded a minimum temperature of 6.3 degrees Celsius, two notches below average. Top temperatures are likely to stabilize around 22 degrees Celsius.
The minimum and maximum temperatures in Delhi may drop to 5C and 20C respectively in the coming days.
Here are some fog-related accidents in which vehicles collided.
– A bus and a truck collided on the Yamuna Expressway in Greater Noida, causing poor visibility and 24 people were injured, according to the police. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Greater Noida) Abhishek Verma said the accident happened at Dankaur block around 6:00 am. He claimed the bus collided with a container truck when it stopped suddenly in front of it before crashing into a highway railing.
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– A truck carrying lentils overturned in the Dadri area of Greater Noida after hitting a highway divider, according to police.
– A truck driver in Bulandshahr was killed and six others were injured in a multi-vehicle collision on the Bulandshahr-Aligarh road in Ania, according to the police.
– The driver of a small truck lost control of the vehicle at around 6 am after a tire burst. Behind the truck – the trucks collide as a result.
– Two of the injured are being treated in Aligarh and Bulandshahr, the ASP said, adding that some others supported those with minor injuries to continue their forward venture.
– According to the police, Nitish, 25, and his friend were traveling on a motorcycle in Kaushambi when their two-wheeler crashed near the Sayara flyover on the Prayagraj-Kanpur road at around 9 am due to poor visibility. A stationary truck. They said Nitish died in the accident when his friend was referred to the SRN Hospital in Prayagraj in a critical condition.
– Eight people were injured when a van collided with a stationary truck in Sitapur due to poor visibility. Four passengers were seriously injured in an accident near the village of Kali in the Misrih police station area, police said.
(with PTI input)