100+ die in record Indian cold snap

2013-01-04 11:06

Lucknow - More than 100 people have died of exposure as northern India deals with historically cold temperatures.

Police spokesperson Surendra Srivastava said on Thursday that at least 114 people have died from the recent cold in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Many were poor people whose bodies were found on sidewalks or in parks.

The weather department said temperatures were 4°C to 10°C below normal in the state.

Temperatures in New Delhi, which borders Uttar Pradesh, hit a high on Wednesday of 9.8°C, the lowest maximum temperature in the capital since 1969.