12 killed in avalanches, toll 225; coldest Feb day in Mumbai

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New Delhi, Feb 8 (UNI) Avalanches claimed 12 lives in Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh taking the nationwide death toll in the cold wave to 225 as Mumbai experienced the coldest day in February today at 8.5 degrees Celsius.

Six members of a family were among ten people killed, while thirty-two others were rescued after their houses were damaged in avalanches in Kashmir valley.

Two children, identifed as Amar Chand (16) and Robin Singh (13) were killed when avalanches occurred at Sishu village in tribal Lahaul Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh taking the death toll in the state this winter to 14.

A total of 141 deaths were reported this winter from Uttar Pradesh, 38 in Jammu and Kashmir, 20 in Gujarat, 14 in Himachal Pradesh, four each in Bihar and Punjab, three in Maharashtra and one each in Bihar, Sikkim and Madhya Pradesh.

In another incident, a woman was ...picking up from para 5 line 1 of DI 48 WEATHER-ROUNDUP.

UNI Team AKJ RAI1958

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