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Cold wave takes nine lives in Nepal

| Updated: January 07, 2018 15:45:12


Photo Courtesy: KAPILVASTU/ KAILALI Photo Courtesy: KAPILVASTU/ KAILALI

The spell of cold wave has claimed at least nine lives in southern Nepal's Terai region bordering India in the past two days, media reports said.

Six people died of freezing cold in Saptari district and three in Rautahat district, mostly children and elderly people, Republica Newspaper reported on Saturday referring local authorities.

"The unbearable cold could be the most probable reason for all of these deaths," Ranjit Kumar Jha, senior consultant at Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital, said.

Cold wave in Terai region of the southern plains of Nepal has badly affected daily lives, halting regular activities including closure of the academic institutions, reports Xinhua news agency.

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