On Monday, a bus collided with a stopped vehicle on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway, killing 4 people and injuring over 10 more.
According to reports, the bus driver was unable to see the halted truck because of poor visibility caused by a thick fog.
The bus struck the truck and then fell into a ditch. Two ladies and a child from the same family made up the casualties, while four other passengers are claimed to be in critical condition.
The police state that the event occurred in the vicinity of the Thathia police station in Uttar Pradesh.
According to Kamal Bhati, SHO of the Thathia police station, the bus carrying 30 people was coming from Anand Vihar in Delhi. In the Sunday night crash, four of the passengers suffered significant injuries.
The deceased has been named Anita Bajpai (50), Sanjana (25) and Devansh (11), who were all inhabitants of the Rae Bareli district. Four of the injured passengers are in critical condition at the Tirwa Medical College, where they have been admitted, according to him.
Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister, expressed sorrow over the deaths caused by the accident and gave the district magistrate and senior police officials instructions to make sure that the injured are receiving the right care.
Some claim that the bus driver crashed into the stationary truck because he was unable to see it due to poor visibility caused by a thick fog.
The police sources stated that the bus had forty passengers on board when the accident occurred.
These foggy condition is making riding vehicle vulnerable. In Delhi and Uttar-Pradesh there is a Smog like situation which is impacting people while going out to run errands.
Visibility is severely reduced due to dense fog in Delhi and other regions of north India, causing at least 29 trains and 150 domestic flights to be delayed. For the seventh day in a row, the capital saw cold weather.
Earlier this morning, visibility in the nation’s capital was only 200 metres. With their danger lights on, cars were spotted creeping slowly through the fog. Authorities at Delhi Airport issued a fog alarm early in the morning, stating that low visibility procedures were being carried out.
This morning’s minimum temperature was 3.8 degrees Celsius, according to the Safdarjung observatory. The minimum temperatures at Lodhi Road, Ayanagar, and Ridge were, respectively, 3.6 degrees, 3.2 degrees, and 3.3 degrees.
North India was experiencing foggy conditions, according to information from the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Late Friday night, statistics from the weather bureau indicated that Bhatinda in the province of Punjab reported “zero” visibility.
Today the IMD posted a satellite photograph of the fog cover that covered Haryana and Delhi and stretched from Punjab and northwest Rajasthan to Uttar Pradesh.
It is believed that due to this foggy weather many accidents are taking place in the northern region.
A few days earlier in an incident last year 3 person was dead after two motorcycles collided in Uttar-Pradesh.
The meteorological service had projected on Saturday that the next two days are expected to be cold days over northwest India.
The temperature in Delhi yesterday was 1.9 degrees Celsius, which is the second-lowest reading in the past ten years.
Delhi government has issued advice to all private schools requesting that they close until January 15 due to the frigid weather conditions.
In the last month also these kinds of accidents were in rapid numbers due to heavy fog. Like when, in Uttar Pradesh, approximately 40 vehicles and 2 buses were involved in an accident due to poor visibility brought on by severe fog, which resulted in two fatalities and more than a dozen commuter injuries. Images showed several piled-up laden trucks and cars on the road, some with substantial damage and shards of glass everywhere.
As per the weather service, a dense to very deep layer of fog is primarily over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, North Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh.