Eight people were killed after 50 vehicles collided with each other on Rohtak-Rewari highway due to dense fog conditions on Monday morning. This resulted in a traffic jam on the entire stretch.
Meanwhile, the administration has rushed in several JCBs to clear the road for movement.
The accident took place on the Jhajjar bypass, resulting in a pileup as multiple vehicles rammed into each other due to reduced visibility caused by dense fog in the area, police said, reported news agency PTI.
The victims were travelling in a jeep.
"As the cruiser jeep was involved in an accident with a truck, other vehicles which were close behind also rammed into each other," a Jhajjar police official said.
Jhajjar: 8 killed&10 injured in 50 vehicle pileup on Rohtak-Rewari highway due to dense fog conditions. Haryana Min OP Dhankar says, "Compensation of Rs. 2 lakhs will be given to the kin of the deceased, Rs. 1 lakh to those severely injured &Rs.50,000 to those with minor injuries pic.twitter.com/ol8nb7EnuL— ANI (@ANI) December 24, 2018
(More details awaited)