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Dense fog affects flight operations at Lahore airport

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

15th Jan, 2020. 10:33 am
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Dense fog blanketed plains of Punjab Wednesday morning, disrupting flights operation at the Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore.

According to Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) officials, low visibility caused by dense fog affected flights operation at the airport as four flights were cancelled while six others delayed.

Meanwhile, fog also disrupted road traffic in parts of the province.

Certain sections of the highways and the motorways closed for traffic due to poor visibility to avoid any mishap.

A spokesperson for the motorway police said the Khanewal-Multan section of the motorway closed owing to dense fog.

Whereas dense fog also affected traffic on the highways in Jacobabad, Pattoki, Okara, Sahiwal and other areas, he added.

Earlier, at least 70 people died in three days due to severe cold, rain related incidents, landsliding and avalanche in Neelum Valley, AJK.

Media reports cited The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)’s official statement.

It said an increase in the death toll anticipated by the authority.

According to NDMA, rains in Baluchistan have claimed 15 lives and have injured 11 others.

At least 55 deaths and 12 injured have reported in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

In Neelam valley, 19 people have died in an avalanche while 10 others found missing.

On Monday, six people including three women and three children killed after roof of the houses collapsed due to heavy snowfall.

The incident occurred in Shahab Zai area of Balochistan province.

The locals and rescue team rushed to the spot and shifted the ill-fated family to a nearby hospital.

On the other hand, incessant rain in parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa turned weather cold.

Heavy downpours lashed Bolan, Bhag Nari, Dhadhar, Bala Nari and suburban areas.

The intermittent rain caused tripping of more than various feeders, plunging portion of the different areas into darkness.

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