TNI Bureau: Cold wave shivered the northern part of the country and claimed 129 lives so far in Uttar Pradesh. According to weather forecast by Meteorological Department, the cold wave, dry weather and dense fog will continue in coming four to five days.
The maximum temperature was 5 to 10 degree Celsius and less than 2 degree Celsius temperature was recorded in many parts of the state. Nine people died in Ballia, Lalitpur and Sonebhadra districts of the state followed by four in Barabanki, Mirzapur, Kushinagar and Hathras.
The chilling winter claimed lives after the temperature fell at night in Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Allahabad divisions and Kanpur, Lucknow divisions. While Kanpur recorded the lowest temperature of 1.4 degree Celsius, Muzaffarnagar 1.6 degree, Najibabad (Bijnore) 1.6 degree, Agra and Lucknow 2.1 degree and Kheri 2.6 degree C on Friday night.