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Chill weather in Nepal kills 49 in one month

English.news.cn   2013-01-09 19:44:01            

KATHMANDU, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- Chill weather in Nepal has killed at least 49 people across the country in the past one month, Nepal Police said Wednesday.

"Among the dead, 21 were women, 24 men and 4 children," said Keshab Adhikari, Deputy Inspector General of Police at Nepal Police Headquarters.

Most numbers of deaths were reported from Terai, the southern plains of Nepal.

In Rautahat district, 12 have been reported dead, while in Dhanusha, seven were dead. In Saptari and Siraha districts each, six succumbed to death, while in Parsa district, the numbers of deaths were four.

Last winter, a total of 81 individuals were reported to have died of chill weather or cold wave, of which, 31 were women, 48 men and 2 children.

Meanwhile, the temperature of capital Kathmandu continued to record minimum temperature below zero degree even on Wednesday since it started slipping on Monday. The day time temperature in Kathmandu, however, has been warm recording 15 C in an average.

According to Meteorological Forecasting Division, foggy cold wave conditions were likely to be continued even today in Terai, while the rest of the country will remain mainly fair.

Editor: Deng Shasha
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