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Cold wave claims 6 more lives in Nepal; toll reaches 50

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

Intense cold weather in Nepal's southern region has claimed six more lives, taking to 50 the death toll due to severe conditions in the nation, police said today.

Three people, including two septuagenarians, died in district while another three, including a two-year- old child, died in district yesterday, they said.

Life has been severely affected by the cold waves that hit mainly southern districts over the past one week.

About 50 people have died of cold wave across the country this winter, with 27 of these deaths taking place in the southern district alone, the Post reported.

In a separate incident, five people were killed in a jeep accident in Sankhuwasabha district of eastern today.

The of Makalu Rural Municipality, Khadga Katuwal, was among the deceased, according to Chief District Officer

The accident took place at Samatar of Bhotkhola Rural Municipality in the district.

The ill-fated jeep en route to Dovan of Bhotkhola Rural Municipality from district met with the accident at around 12 pm.

It is learnt that the jeep carried a team of staff belonging to The reason for the accident is not known yet, the officials said.

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 19:56 IST