Hathras, November 9: At least two people died after eight vehicles crashed into each other due to fog at Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh. The major road accident happened near Hathras around 7 am today. While two people died on the spot, several others were injured in the mishap. Pictures from the spot showed heavily damaged and crushed vehicles which were removed from the road using cranes. Madhya Pradesh Road Accident: Car Collides With Dumper Truck in Satna, 7 of Family Killed.
"Seven-eight vehicles collided around 7:15 am today. Two people died on the spot, while some injured are being treated at a hospital," Hathras Superintendent of Police Vinit Jaiswal told news agency ANI. Yamuna Expressway connects international tourist destinations of Delhi and Agra. On the 6-lane expressway, vehicles are usually plying at a high speed. Delhi Air Pollution: AQI Slips to 'Severe' Category in Several Areas of National Capital, Air Quality Deteriorates Due to Heavy Smog, View Pics.
Fog Leads to Accident at Yamuna Expressway:
Hathras: 2 people died & several injured as 8 vehicles collided with each other today morning at Yamuna Expressway due to fog.
"7-8 vehicles collided around 7.15 am today. 2 people died on the spot while injured are being treated at a hospital," says Hathras SP Vinit Jaiswal pic.twitter.com/S0uQKNQh0g
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Visibility drops during the wee hours due to fog in winters and rising air pollution. The low visibility often leads to road accidents. In winters, Delhi and its surrounding areas witness smog as smoke from vehicles and stubble burning mixes with fog. Smog reduces visibility.