Cold wave kills 11 more persons in UP; toll 462

Last Updated: Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 21:51

Lucknow: Cold wave claimed at least 11 more
lives overnight in Uttar Pradesh, taking the death toll this
season to 462, as winter chill continued to grip most parts of
the state.

While three persons each were killed in cold related
incidents in Gorakhpur and Jaunpur, two deaths were reported
from Farukkhabad and one death each from Lucknow, Basti and
Gonda, officials said.

Najibabad, which recorded a minimum temperature of 3.8
deg C, was the coldest place in the state, followed by
Sultanpur, where mercury level dipped to 4.3 deg C, five
notches below normal, Met department officials said here.

While maximum day temperature in Bahraich was 14.5 degree
Celsius, eight degree below normal, Lucknow recorded a high of
19.1 deg C, four notches below normal, they said.

Bareilly and Gorakhpur recorded a maximum temperature of
11 and 12.4 degree C respectively -- both 11 degrees below
normal.

Allahabad, Varanasi and Agra settled at a maximum of
14.3, 13, and 18.8 degree C respectively.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 21:51

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