12 killed, dozens injured in traffic accident in Pakistan

13:25, December 27, 2010      

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At least 12 people were killed and dozens of others injured in two fog-related traffic accidents on Monday morning in northern Pakistan, according to local media reports.

The first accident occurred at about 9:00 am on a motorway from Peshawar to Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, where 10 to 14 vehicles collided with each other due to dense fog at an interchange near Charsadda, a town near Peshawar, killing at least 12 people and injuring a dozen of others, said a local Urdu TV channel ARY. But other local media reported only three were killed in the accident.

The motorway has been closed following the accident.

Some 25 people were injured in a second accident on a highway near Mardan, a city northeast of Peshawar, when 15 vehicles were damaged due to pile-up triggered by dense fog.

Source: Xinhua

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