Seven deaths takes cold toll to 142

North India reeled under a severe cold wave, which claimed seven more lives bringing the toll of people dying due to cold this season to 142 on Thursday.

Two women were among four persons who lost their lives due to severe cold in Maharajganj district of UP. Uttar Pradesh has been under the grip of a cold wave for the past few days.

Night temperatures fell appreciably in Varanasi, Faizabad, Lucknow, Jhansi divisions on Wednesday. They were below normal in Jhansi, Agra, Moradabad, Meerut, Kanpur and Bareilly divisions.

Biting cold continued unabated as mercury remained below normal despite sunshine in most parts of Himachal Pradesh where three persons died in a heavy snowstorm over the last few days.

The minimum temperature stayed at -1.8 degree and -2 degree Celsius at Shimla and Manali, which experienced 10 cm and 20 cm of fresh snow respectively.

Three persons died, two in Kidi belt and one in snowbound Kandla, during the recent snowstorm in Chamba, where a dozen houses also collapsed due to heavy snow. Breaking a 16-year-old record, the mercury in Kashmir valley stayed below the freezing point for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday. For the last four nights and three days, the mercury has failed to reach zero degree Celsius mark, leading to severe cold in Kashmir.

Two women were among four persons who lost their lives due to severe cold in Maharajganj district of UP. Uttar Pradesh has been under the grip of a cold wave for the past few days.
Night temperatures fell appreciably in Varanasi, Faizabad, Lucknow, Jhansi divisions on Wednesday. They were below normal in Jhansi, Agra, Moradabad, Meerut, Kanpur and Bareilly divisions.

Biting cold continued unabated as mercury remained below normal despite sunshine in most parts of Himachal Pradesh where three persons died in a heavy snowstorm over the last few days.

The minimum temperature stayed at -1.8 degree and -2 degree Celsius at Shimla and Manali, which experienced 10 cm and 20 cm of fresh snow respectively.

Three persons died, two in Kidi belt and one in snowbound Kandla, during the recent snowstorm in Chamba, where a dozen houses also collapsed due to heavy snow. Breaking a 16-year-old record, the mercury in Kashmir valley stayed below the freezing point for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday. For the last four nights and three days, the mercury has failed to reach zero degree Celsius mark, leading to severe cold in Kashmir.

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