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Cold tightens grip in north India: 7 dead in UP, 54 trains running late

54 north-bound trains were running behind scheduled while departure of 12 trains were rescheduled keeping in mind the bad weather conditions.

delhi Updated: Dec 06, 2016 13:49 IST
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A train travels through dense fog at near a railway station in the Indian city of Amritsar on December 1.
A train travels through dense fog at near a railway station in the Indian city of Amritsar on December 1.(AFP photo)

At least 7 people have lost their lives in cold-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh since Sunday and train movements and flight operations in northern India continued to remain affected due to heavy fog..

Reports said three farmers died in Banda on Sunday while guarding their crop in the fields and four people died in a road accident because of heavy fog in state capital Lucknow.

“Fifty-four north-bound trains were running behind scheduled while the departure of 12 trains was rescheduled keeping in mind the bad weather conditions,” a senior railway official said on Tuesday.

Flight operation at Delhi’s IGI airport was also affected due to low visibility. Two international and three domestic flights were delayed on Tuesday.

Further north, Kashmir is reeling under sub-zero night temperatures.

Leh was the coldest place in Kashmir division recording a low of minus 9.4 degrees Celsius.