Roadways

50-car highway pile-up leaves 1 dead, dozens injured

JAIPUR: Nearly 30 vehicles rammed into each other causing a pile up on the Jaipur-Agra highway on Sunday morning, leaving one dead and 28 others injured.

The incident occurred due to poor visibility as heavy fog enveloped the highway, media reports indicate.

Of the injured, five are reportedly in critical condition.

“The accident happened in the morning when almost 30 cars crashed into each other on Jaipur- Agra Highway due to fog,” ANI quoted Jaipur’s additional commissioner of police as saying.

The injured were taken to hospitals, police said, adding all steps were being taken to provide medical treatment to the victims.

Police are also trying to clear the highway.

Photographs from the accident site show how the vehicles kept colliding in the dense fog.
Injured people were seen lying on the road. Blood could be seen on the clothes of some of the injured, reports India Today.

This is the second major accident on the same highway in a week.

Last week, four persons were killed on the Jaipur- Agra highway when a bus carrying American tourists rammed into a tractor. Six others were injured in the accident.

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