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Cold claims two lives in Rajasthan

Last Updated: Sunday, January 6, 2013 - 14:39

Jaipur: Mercury touched a new low in Rajasthan claiming two lives in Bundi even as temperature in Churu dipped below zero for the first time this season.

The minimum temperature recorded at Churu was 2.2 degree Celsius.

This was followed by Pilani, recording a minimum of minus 0.8 Celsius while in hilly region, Mount Abu recorded zero degree Celsius, according to Met department here.

In Bundi, two persons identified as Mangilal (55) and Radha Krishn (80) fell prey to the cold wave and died last night at separate places, police said.

There was no respite from shivering cold in other parts too where Ganganagar, Bikaner, Jaipur and Chittorgarh recorded minimum of 0.8, 2.4, 3.2 and 4.2 degree Celsius respectively.

Night temperature at other places remained between 5.8 and 7 degree Celsius.

Several places also had ground frost while fog continued to envelop some regions affecting vehicular movement in early morning hours.


First Published: Sunday, January 6, 2013 - 14:39
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