More than 100 die in northern India amid historic cold
An Indian man wrapped in a shawl watches on a cold and foggy morning in Allahabad, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. (AP / Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Published Thursday, January 3, 2013 10:33PM EST
LUCKNOW, India - More than 100 people have died of exposure as northern India deals with historically cold temperatures.
Police spokesman Surendra Srivastava said 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 to 10 degrees Celsius below normal in the state.
Temperatures in New Delhi, which borders Uttar Pradesh, hit a high Wednesday of 9.8 C, the lowest maximum temperature in the capital since 1969.