The dense fog in north Indian states has become whammy for thousands of people as they are encountering severe traffic disruption and hindrances. Some of such events have caused accidents and put lives at risk. One among the people who met with an accident is Deputy Chief Minister of BJP ruling Haryana, Dushyant Chautala.
According to reports, Dushyant Chautala's vehicle met with an accident during the light night hours on Monday in Dhandhoor village in the wake of dense fog. Chautala had a narrow escape while some of the police personnel in his convoy suffered minor injuries. The Deputy Chief Minister was going to Sirsa from Hisar and his car collided with a police vehicle, which is part of the cavalcade.
The police car was driving before Chautala's car and the driver of the police vehicle suddenly applied the brakes when another vehicle ahead of it slowed down due to poor visibility. After the sudden stop, Chautala's vehicle collided with a police vehicle. While Chautala was unhurt and was safetly transported, the injured personnel were taken to hospital.
In another incident related to fatal fog, one person had died and over ten people were injured in a road accident that occurred in the Dankaur area of Uttar Pradesh and as per reports, the bus in which they were travelling in collided with a container vehicle and besides Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, several areas including Delhi have been reporting such fog related accidents.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) made a forecast that dense to very dense fog conditions over Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh. In its statement on Monday, the IMD said, "Due to moisture and light winds at lower tropospheric levels over Indo-Gangetic plains, dense to very dense fog in many/some pockets very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh in night/morning hours during the next three days and dense fog in isolated pockets for subsequent two days."