In 3 days, cold weather kills 22 in N India
Updated: 2011-01-08 20:14
A homeless woman adjusts a bed inside a shelter for homeless women and children managed by a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in New Delhi Dec 28, 2010. An intense spell of cold weather has forced hundreds of homeless to seek refugee in the shelters. [Photo/Agencies]
LUCKNOW, India - Nearly two dozen more people have died due to cold weather in northern India in recent days despite government efforts to distribute firewood and blankets to the poor.
At least 10 people have died from the cold in the capital, New Delhi, while six have died in Jharkhand state.
The temperature dipped below 37 degrees Fahrenheit (3 degrees Celsius) in parts of Uttar Pradesh this week, with welfare department workers distributing blankets and medicines to the poor and homeless.
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