A truck rammed into two SUVs on the Ambala-Chandigarh national highway on Saturday killing seven people and injuring four.

The police said that the SUVs were coming from Chandigarh when they were hit by the other vehicle close to the Drive In-22 resort near Ambala.

According to the authorities the accident took place due to dense fog which limited visibility. The victims had stopped on the highway as one of the cars developed a snag and the heavy vehicle rammed into their cars from behind in the heavy fog.

The police said that the driver of the heavy vehicle escaped from the spot.

According to reports, the deceased are aged between 5 and 45 and include two minors, three women, and two men. All the deceased except the drivers of the cars were residents of Sector 3 in Chandigarh.

“The injured people have been hospitalised,” authorities said.

Of the four injured, three have been referred to PGIMER, Chandigarh and an unnamed other has been admitted to Civil hospital, Ambala Cantonment.

Earlier on Monday, eight people were killed when dense fog led to a pile-up on a national highway in Haryana’s Jhajjar district.

(With inputs from agencies.)