Cold conditions intensify in UP, claim 23 more lives
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Last Updated: Saturday, January 16, 2010, 22:09
Lucknow: With the mercury dipping further in Uttar Pradesh, at least 23 persons were killed in cold and fog related incidents in the state since last evening taking the death toll to 379 this winter, official sources said here on Saturday.

Four persons each were killed in Fatehpur and Jaunpur districts, three deaths were reported from Siddharth Nagar and one each from Maharajganj, Aligarh, Hamirpur, Amethi and Sultanpur, they said.

Dense fog resulted in road accidents at a number of places in the state, police sources said.

While five persons were killed in Sitapur district when a bus rammed into a tree due to dense fog, two more were killed in Lucknow after a jeep slammed into a tree due to poor visbility this morning, they said.

Orai, which recorded a minimum temperature of 5 degrees Celsius was the coldest place in the state, followed by Hamirpur, where mercury level dipped to 5.2 degrees C, Met department officials said here.

While the maximum day temperature in Agra was 19.4 degrees C, three degrees below normal, Lucknow recorded a maximum temperature of 13.4 degrees C, which was ten notches below normal, they said.

In Kanpur the maximum temperature was 12.1 degrees C, which was 11 degrees below normal.

Similarly, Gorakhpur recorded a maximum of 13.5 degrees C during the day, which was 10 degrees below normal.

Varanasi recorded a maximum of 16.2 degrees C, seven notches below normal.


First Published: Saturday, January 16, 2010, 22:09

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