Death Toll In Uttar Pradesh Due To Cold Rises To 125

28/12/2014 4:54 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST
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ALLAHABAD, INDIA - 2014/12/22: People warm themselves around a bonfire on a foggy and cold weather along the road in Allahabad. (Photo by Ravi Prakash/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

LUCKNOW: The cold wave in Uttar Pradesh continued on Sunday, as dense fog and extreme cold killed at least 25 people died since Saturday, taking the death toll due to 125, officials said.

The winter chill was felt by people across the state, as the day temperature dipped and the sun showed up late in the day.

Dense fog led to delay of many trains and flights, officials said.

Railway officials said that due to dense fog in Delhi, many trains coming from the national capital ran late by 8-10 hours, leading to a major inconvenience to passengers.

The regional meteorological office said the prevailing weather conditions would continue for some more time as a 'dry zone' was prevailing in the Himalayas.

Because of this effect, while the hills would get some sunshine, the plains are expected to remain chilly.

Regional Met director J.P. Gupta said that dense fog is expected to envelop the state on New Year's Eve and foggy conditions would prevail for the next few days.

Agra was the coldest place in the state with 2.8 degrees Celsius followed by Shahjahanpur (3.2), Kanpur (3.6) and Lucknow (4.9).

Road accidents occurred in many places due to dense fog, police said.

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