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Monday, January 4, 2010

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Atleast 100 dead in North India due to cold wave

India News UpdatesJanuary 04 2010 : At least 100 deaths have been reported due to cold wave condition with Uttar Pradesh being the hardest hit.

In Uttar Pradesh the death toll has reached 72 with 16 more people reportedly dying in the state in the past 24 hours.

Shimla witnessed the season's first snow fall on Sunday. The snowfall that started in the morning was recorded at over 10 centimetres by Sunday evening. According to the Met Department more snowfall is expected in the region over the next two days.

Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of -1.2°C on Sunday. The temperature also dipped severely in some other parts of the country going as low as 3°C in Amritsar.

Delhi and neighbouring areas witnessed spells of rain on Sunday bring down the maximum temperature.

Some parts of the country grappled with dense fog which delayed trains and hampered vehicular traffic.

The Taj Mahal in Agra was seen cloaked in fog on Sunday even as there was no fog in Delhi.

Several trains passing through Punjab and Haryana were running late by several hours due to intense fog. Poor visibility also hampered vehicular traffic across the region.

Bihar too is witnessing cold wave conditions. At the Patna zoo authorities are using heaters to help the animals beat the cold.

Authorities of the city's Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park have made special arrangements and the enclosures have been covered with straw mats.

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