Smog prevails in various cities of Punjab, causes accidents and flight delays

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LAHORE: Smog continued to prevail in various cities of Punjab, resulting in accidents that killed one person and injured various others while flights were also cancelled in light of poor visibility.

Poor visibility due to the blanketing smog caused accidents in Sargodha and Kamalia. In Kamalia, one person was killed and two others were injured when a car collided with a motorcycle.

In Sargodha, eight cars were involved in a collision that resulted in 10 people being injured.

Smog also prompted Pakistan International Airlines to cancel five flights and alter the schedule of others.

Smog also caused power plants to shut down which resulted in a power breakdown across various cities of Punjab.

Traffic police have advised citizens to refrain from traveling unnecessarily on motorways and highways due to the thick fog. Police have also advised citizens to turn on their fog lights while traveling on motorways and highways.

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Story first published: 4th November 2017

Originally Posted on SamaaNews

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