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Six killed in smog-related accidents in Punjab

LAHORE: At least six people were killed and dozens injured in smog-related accidents in different ares of Punjab as dense fog continued to persist in the province on Saturday. According to the rescue officials, 805 smog-related accidents reported within 24 hours in different areas in the Punjab. The officials said that total 925 people were shifted to different hospitals for treatment and 556 of the wounded are reportedly in critical condition. Sources said that 189 smog-related accidents took place in Lahore, 86 in…

Indian man fills potholes out of love for dead son

MUMBAI: Dadarao Bilhore smoothes the road surface, rests his shovel, looks to the sky and prays for his son, one of thousands of Indians killed every year in accidents caused by potholes. Prakash Bilhore, a promising student, was just 16 when he died in July 2015 in Mumbai, India's hectic financial and Bollywood capital of 20 million people. "Dadarao Bilhore's son Prakash was travelling pillion with his cousin when the motorbike he was on hit a deep pothole, sending him flying through the air. Prakash, who…

Karachi: Three people killed in two separate road mishaps

KARACHI: At least three people were killed in two separate traffic acciddents on Thursday night in the city, ARY News reported. Two motorcyclists were killed when their bike collided with a rickshaw in Karsaz area of the metropolis. The deceased were identified as Haseeb and 22-year-old Ateeq. In a separate incident, an over speeding vehicle crushed a motorcyclist near Keamari gate number 15, in port area of the city. The identity of deceased could not be established so far. Earlier this week, 10 people including…

Three dead, many injured as heavy fog causes travel mayhem in Punjab

LAHORE: At least three people died and more than a dozen others were wounded in different road accidents caused by low visibility owing to heavy fog enveloping plain areas of Punjab on Wednesday morning. The weather department has predicted that dense foggy conditions are likely to prevail over plains of Punjab and upper Sindh during night and morning hours in the next few days. According to rescue sources, three people were killed and four others were wounded when several vehicles crashed into each other owing to low…

Heavy smog prompts flight cancellations, motorway closure in Punjab

LAHORE: The most of Punjab plains were engulfed in dense smog on Saturday morning, as the citizens reeling under the weather conditions crippling the normal life. As winter begins, the areas of northern Punjab come under a thick layer of fog affecting the daily life and vehicular traffic. Motorways blocked and flights delayed or cancelled due to poor visibility. The thick hazy layer understood to be winter’s fog is actually noxious smog carrying serious health hazards, experts say. Two killed, 32 injured in accidents…

Punjab remains under thick blanket of toxic smog with poor visibility

LAHORE: As the weekend approaches, major plains of the Punjab remained under a thick blanket of toxic smog as locals complained of breathing difficulties and irritable eyes. Visibility plunged to less than 20 metres in the province and citizens wore face masks to help with breathing. Motorway authorities said its portions M2 from Lahore to Sial Morr, M3 from Pindi Bhattian to Faisalabad and M4 from Faisalabad to Gojra remained closed on Saturday because of dense fog that reduced visibility to almost zero, making…

Mansehra: Three transgenders killed as vehicle plunges into ravine

MANSEHRA: Three transgenders were killed when a vehicle plunged into a ravine in Mansehra on Wednesday, ARY News reported. Police said that the vehicle was arriving from Haripur when it went out of driver's control and fell into a ravine, killing three transgenders in the incident. The transgenders were travelling to perform at a wedding ceremony in Tanawal area of Mansehra district. Nine others travelling in the vehicle also sustained injuries in the incident. The wounded were shifted to a medical facility for treatment.…

Six of a family die as tractor-trolley overturns in Kashmore

KASHMORE: Six members of a family were killed when a tractor-trolley overturned near Guddu Barrage in Kashmore district of Sindh, ARY News reported on Thursday. According to details, a tractor trolley, carrying a number of people, overturned due to reckless driving leaving six people, including a woman dead, while seven others were wounded in the accident. All deceased were from the same family. Rescue teams arrived at the accident scene and shifted the injured to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. According to…

Road accidents in Lahore kill eight

LAHORE: Eight people were killed in two separate road accidents in Lahore, ARY News reported on Sunday. A car crashed into an electric pole as it tried to avoid a youngster performing one-wheeling on a motorcycle at Mall Road, killing two people on the spot and injured four others. The wounded persons were rushed to Services Hospital where two more victims succumbed to their injuries. Heart wrenching scenes were witnessed at the medical facility as the family members wept over the lives of their loved ones. Four people…