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In PHOTOS: North India shivers as toll rises

Last updated on: January 3, 2011 11:34 IST

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Cold wave continues to have north India in its grip with the death toll rising to 30, as temperature dropped drastically in many areas.

Five more deaths were reported across Uttar Pradesh as the mercury dipped due to rains at some places.

While a 70-year-old man and a two-year-old boy died in Bahraich and Farukkhabad districts respectively, one death each was reported from Sitapur, Mahoba and Chitrakoot in the last 24 hours.

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Image: Women travel on the back of a vehicle on a cold and foggy day near Chhuni village in Punjab
Photographs: Ajay Verma/Reuters
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Delhi shivered on yet another cold morning on Monday as the maximum dropped to 14.6 degree Celsius, six degrees below normal for this period of time, while minimum was recorded at 7.8 degrees, one degree above normal.

Meanwhile, the hill station Mount Abu in Rajasthan shivered as the mercury plunged below the minus mark.

The temperature in the region recorded temperature of minus 3.4 degree Celsius.



Image: People ride bicycles on a foggy morning in New Delhi
Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters
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Seven deaths were reported from Jammu and Kashmir.

The cold wave has also intensified in Gulmarg in north Kashmir and Pahalgam in south Kashmir, where mercury plunged 12 degrees below freezing point.

Qazigund, the gateway town to the Kashmir Valley, was freezing at minus 7.4 degree Celsius, while Kokernag town in Anantnag district recorded a night temperature of minus six degree Celsius.

Srinagar is expected to see the mercury dip below freezing point to minus four degree on Monday.


Image: Kashmiri people warm their hands at a fire on a cold day in Srinagar
Photographs: Danish Ismail/Reuters
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In Himachal Pradesh, there was no respite from the cold as the temperature in Shimla dropped to minus six degrees.

Residents of Amritsar and the rest of Punjab shivered too are feeling the chill.

The mercury went down to three degrees in Amritsar with Chandigarh slightly warmer at six degrees.


Image: Farmers warm themselves by a fire as they wait to sell their sugarcane crop at a mill on a cold morning at Morinda in Punjab
Photographs: Ajay Verma/Reuters
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