Eight people were killed and several injured in a road accident as 50 vehicles piled-up due to dense fog on a busy flyover on the Rohtak-Rewari highway between Delhi and Haryana on Monday morning.
— ANI (@ANI) December 24, 2018
According to an NDTV report, seven of the eight people who died are women.
The Haryana government has decided to give 2 lakhs as compensation to the kin of the deceased. Haryana minister OP Dhankar said, "Compensation of Rs 2 lakhs will be given to the kin of the deceased, Rs 1 lakh to those severely injured Rs 50,000 to those with minor injuries." Rescue operations are currently underway and more details are awaited.
Several parts of Haryana, Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan have been engulfed in thick fog in the morning. The visibility was as low as 500 metres in many areas.
"Cold weather combined with the availability of moisture will result in foggy conditions over Northwest India. This dense fog is likely to reduce visibility over Punjab, Haryana, North Rajasthan, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh resulting in difficulty for commuters in the morning and noon hours," stated Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency.
The weather conditions in the majority of the Northern states are set to remain similar for the next couple of days.
With inputs from agencies
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Updated Date: Dec 24, 2018 14:41:45 IST