LUCKNOW || The cold wave continued unabated in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday and there are reports of some deaths also at some places in the state. Entire North India is reeling under an intense cold wave on Wednesday as a drop in the mercury level claimed 15 more lives in Uttar Pradesh, with a thick fog cover throwing normal life out of gear at many places in the region.
The death toll due to the cold wave is now 28. According to information available, four persons died in Varanasi, ten in Kanpur city, two persons each in Kanpur rural, Fatehpur and Auraiyya. Three degrees celsius temperature has been recorded in Baghpat, Bulandshahr, Bijnore, Hapur and Kanpur.
The coldest place in Uttar Pradesh on Friday was Mathura where 2.8 degrees celsius temperature has been recorded. This is far colder than Shimla, a hill station which clocked 3.8 degrees celsius on Friday. According to the Regional Met office, Sunday is likely to be even colder, with day temperatures falling further.