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Cold wave takes 13 more lives in UP, toll 103

lucknow Updated: Jan 11, 2011 19:00 IST
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With 13 more deaths reported over the past 24 hours, the total toll of winter deaths in Uttar Pradesh reached 103 on Tuesday.

The mercury dipped further in several parts of the state bringing down the temperature to new lows.

According to the disaster management department, the cold wave took three lives each in Barabanki and Balrampur, two in Gonda and one each in Chitrakoot, Basti, Sant Kabirnagar, Jalaun and Barielly.

While Agra continued to remain the coldest at 1 degree Celsius, Lucknow remained a close second with the temperature going down to this winter's lowest at 1.4 degrees, 6 degrees below average.

The maximum temperature in Lucknow remained unchanged at 13 degrees.

Varanasi continued to freeze between 3.2 degrees and 14.4 degrees, while in Allahabad it ranged between 4.8 and 15.8 degrees.

Even as the minimum temperature in Gorakhpur was just about 7.6, icy conditions prevailed in the city and its neighbourhood because the maximum day temperature did not go beyond 12.4 degrees.

Both rail and air traffic continued to remain adversely affected by the weather conditions, which according to met officials, were likely to persist for the next few days.

The freezing conditions kept people mostly indoors.