Poor in Patna warm themselves with bonfires as cold makes life unbearable

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Patna, Jan.16 (ANI): With mercury dipping below the normal level at different place of north India, people are having a tough time to move out and attend to duties in daily life.

In Bihar's capital, there was less hustle and bustle on streets, as people preferred staying indoors on Saturday.

A number of poor people could be noticed sitting around bonfires in groups to save themselves from a harsh winter this time.

The streets and lanes wore a deserted look but people thronged the tea stalls.

Local people said that the sharp dip in temperature is affecting their work.

"The weather is extremely cold for the last two days, we are passing the day sitting in front of fire...we are we are not even going for work because of low temperature," said Vinod, a local resdient.

The weather is very cold for the last two days...we are warming themselves by sipping extra cups of tea...the temperature dipped further during last two days...we are shivering in cold," said Ravi, another local resident.

Harsh weather claimed maximum lives in north India. More than 300 people have died as the cold wave intensified its grip over northern state of Uttar Pradesh. (ANI)

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