New Delhi: The entire North India shivered
today as icy winds lashed the region claiming five more lives
pushing the country-wide death toll this winter to 128.
All the fresh deaths occurred overnight in Uttar Pradesh
which has so far accounted for 88 fatalities.
Chilly winds swept the state as mercury plunged to a low
of 0.5 degrees Celsius in Najibabad area in Bijnor district.
The national capital witnessed coldest day of the season
recording a minimum temperature of 3.3 deg C, five degrees
Kashmir Valley reeled under under bone-chilling cold with
most places recording below sub-zero temperatures.
Hill resort Gulmarg endured intense cold registering a
low of minus 11.6 deg C, a MeT official said.
The tourist resort of Pahalgam in South Kashmir recorded
a low of minus 7.4 deg C against yesterday`s minus 8.2 deg C.
In remote Leh district in Ladakh region, the minimum
temperature rose by nearly three degrees to settle at minus
15 deg C, he said.