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Cold weather claims a dozen lives in North India

Cold weather claims a dozen lives in North IndiaIntense cold wave swept across North India today. At least nine persons lost their lives in parts of Uttar Pradesh and three in Punjab due to cold and accidents caused by dense fog.

Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh reeled under temperatures below the freezing point, while dense fog in the plains caused low visibility affecting flight operations and delaying around 100 trains.

Amritsar was the coldest at 3.2 degrees Celsius. Narnaul in Haryana was the coldest place in the state recording a minimum temperature of 3.3 degrees Celsius.

In Delhi, people woke up to a chilly morning with dense fog continuing to disrupt road, rail and air traffic. The minimum temperature settled two notches below the season’s average at six degrees Celsius.

As many as 20 trains were affected by dense fog in Rajasthan with the minimum temperature dipping to minus 0.5 degree Celsius in Bikaner.

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