Severe cold in India – At least 50 deaths so far

Severe cold in India – At least 50 deaths so far (Ice Age Now, Dec 24, 2014):

24 Dec 2014 – With temperatures plummeting and fog disrupting rail, air and road traffic, several district administrations have ordered closure of schools for the entire week.

At least 50 people have died so far in Uttar Pradesh due to severe cold and fog-related accidents.

While half-a-dozen people died in and around Lucknow, almost a dozen died in eastern parts of the State. Deaths have also been reported from Rampur, Moradabad, Aligarh, Arga, Kanpur, Allahabad and Varanasi. There are reports of road accidents in various districts due to heavy fog.

As many as 100 trains are running behind schedule, while flights are either being cancelled or diverted due to dense fog.

92 cold-related deaths since December 1

LUCKNOW 25 Dec 2014. Cold claims 12 more lives in UP, toll 92.

Extreme cold coupled with accidents in dense fog claimed 12 more lives in the 24 hours leading to Wednesday evening, taking the death toll due to the harsh winter to 92 in the state since December 1.

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