Over two dozen die of cold in Uttar Pradesh
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Last Updated: Saturday, January 02, 2010, 15:40
Lucknow: Over two dozen people died in the various districts of Uttar Pradesh as an intense cold wave swept major parts of the state, official sources said here on Saturday.

While five persons died in cold related incidents in Bhadoi, four each were reported from Ghazipur, Allahabad and Gorakhpur since yesterday, they said.

Three were reported in Deoria, two in Siddharth Nagar and one each from Kushinagar, Jaunpur, Azamgarh and Varanasi, taking the toll to 40, they added.

Shahjahanpur, which recorded a minimum temperature of 5 degree Celsius this morning, was the coldest place in the state, followed by Sultanpur at 6.1 degree Celsius, which was three notches below normal, Met officials said.

In Varanasi, minimum temperature hovered at around 7.3 degree Celsius, two degree below normal, whereas Hamirpur recorded 6.2 degree Celsius, they said.

Lucknow, which was engulfed in fog, recorded a minimum temperature of seven degree Celsius.

Heavy fog also disrupted train services at a number of places, which resulted in several trains running behind the schedule.


First Published: Saturday, January 02, 2010, 15:40

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