A bitter cold spell in northern India claimed six more lives overnight to take the countrywide toll to 160, officials said on Tuesday, as doctors warned that survivors of a Japanese encephalitis outbreak were particularly at risk.
BBC News 2006/01/09
Severe cold weather is continuing to disrupt life in parts of South Asia, leaving an estimated 200 people dead.
At least 130 people have died in India, with 102 deaths being reported from the northern state of Uttar Pradesh alone.
Millions of people in the Indian capital woke up Sunday to the coldest weather in 70 years, as the death toll from northern India's cold spell rose to 116, a police spokesman and the Meteorology Department said.
BBC News 2006/01/08
Temperatures in India's capital Delhi have plummeted to the lowest in 70 years amid a cold snap that has claimed more than 100 lives in northern areas.