Three killed in fog-related accidents

Three killed in  fog-related accidents

Three people were killed in road accidents due to dense fog that hit road and rail traffic in northern states even as a fresh spell of snowfall in parts of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand augmented wintry conditions on Monday.

A cold morning in Delhi gave way to a warm and sunny day. The city recorded a minimum of 9.3 and a maximum of 24.3 degrees Celsius.

Eighty trains were delayed,  while 49 trains were rescheduled due to foggy weather in the national capital and neighbouring states in the morning.

The blanket of fog brought down visibility levels. It was 800 metres at 5.30 am and 400 metres at 8.30 am at Safdarjung. It improved to 1,500 metres as the fog dissipated toward the afternoon.

Two persons were killed in Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh when a speeding motorcycle hit a woman, who was crossing the road in dense fog.

In another fog-related accident, a pedestrian was killed after he was hit by a bus on Bhopal-Indore highway in Sehore district of Madhya Pradesh.

A number of places in Uttrakhand’s Chamoli district, including the famous slopes of Auli and the Himalayan shrine of Badrinath, received fresh snowfall that intensified cold conditions in adjoining areas.

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