UP toll rises to 74
Cold wave conditions and dense fog continued unabated in Uttar Pradesh, claiming 13 more lives on Thursday. The death toll in the state hit 74. Kanpur with a minimum temperature of 2.6°C was the coldest.
Kashmir freezes over
In south Kashmir, the minimum temperature at the Pahalgam resort plunged to -7.4°C. In Gulmarg, the mercury slipped to -11.4°C. In Leh district of Ladakh region, the temperature slipped to -16.2°C and in Kargil mercury plunged to -12.8°C.
Jharkhand too shivers
Cold conditions continued in parts of Jharkhand with Kanke, on the outskirts of the state capital, recording 3°C on Thursday. Ranchi recorded a minimum of 7.2°C while the maximum was 23.2°C. No deaths have been reported in the state.
Bihar’s coldest day
A cold wave swept across Bihar with minimum temperatures plummeting on Thursday as the state experienced the coldest day of the season. Patna recorded a minimum of 6.5°C, while Gaya remained the coldest at 4.4°C.