Eight killed as 50 vehicles pile-up on Rohtak-Rewari highway


The Hush Post| 14:45 pm |one-minute-read

At least eight people were killed and ten were injured in a 50-vehicle pileup on Rohtak highway in Haryana early on Monday.

The mishap happened in the wee hours when visibility was low due to a dense fog. A number of cars and trucks – as well as a school bus – collided with each other. As per initial investigation the pileup took place due to high speeds and low visibility.

Debris of the vehicles were all over the highway – another indication that the collisions may have occurred at high speeds.

Emergency rescue personnel managed to extricate dead bodies and the injured with much difficulty while a crane was brought in to separate the vehicles from one another. Among those dead, five are women.

It is reported that traffic movement on the stretch was extremely slow till noon.

Haryana minister OP Dhankar was later quoted as saying that a compensation of Rs 2 lakhs will be given to the next of kin, Rs 1 lakh to those severely injured and Rs 50,000 to those who received minor injuries.

Months of December and January account for dense fog. It results in accidents across north India each year and authorities urge people to drive with care.

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