Cold waves kill 12 more in UP, toll rises to 47

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 20:06

Lucknow: Cold wave conditions in UP today
claimed 12 more lives, taking the toll to 47 this season, with
mercury dipping sharply at a number of places in the state.

While three persons died in Barabanki, seven deaths were
reported from Pratapgarh and one each from Jaunpur and Deoria,
officials here said.
Lucknow, which witnessed a heavy fog cover throughout the
day, recorded a minimum temperature of 4.6 degree Celsius,
which was two degree below normal.

In the wake of the biting cold, all schools and colleges
up to intermediate in the state capital have been closed till
January 8, district inspector of schools Ganesh Kumar said.

Churk at a minimum temperature of 2.6 deg C was the
coldest place in the state, followed by Sultanpur which
recorded a low of 3 deg C.
Kanpur too shivered at 3.5 deg C, which was five degree
below normal and Banda recorded a minimum of 3.4 deg C, six
notches below normal.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 20:06

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