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Cold wave claims 6 more lives in Nepal; toll reaches 30

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

Intense cold weather in has claimed six more lives, taking to 30 the death toll due to severe conditions over the past week across the country, according to a media report.

Two persons each died in Rautahat, Parsa and Banke districts over the past 48 hours, according to the police.

Over the week, nearly 14 people were killed from district while five each in Rautahat and Siraha districts in the Tarai region, it said.

In district, seven persons, including a 7-month- old child, were killed due to excessive cold in various municipalities.

Life has been severely affected by the cold waves that hit mainly southern districts over the past one week In the mercury fell to minimum zero degree Celsius in the past two days.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 20:30 IST