At least 13 people were killed in road mishaps in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar with dense fog affecting visibility in north India even as cold wave conditions in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir intensified further due to a fresh spell of snowfall.
Early morning fog in Delhi led to the cancellation of 16 trains and 90 were running late. However, normal flight operations were reported at the IGI Airport.
The city recorded a minimum of 11 degrees Celsius and a high of 27.1 degrees Celsius.
Wintry chill tightened grip over parts of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and a thick cover of fog persisted over the region. Eight persons were killed in separate mishaps amid foggy conditions in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida, Kakori and Malihabad areas, police said.
The MET department said shallow to moderate fog was witnessed at most places in the state in the past 24 hours.
Hamirpur district was the coldest with the minimum temperature settling at 8.2 degrees Celsius. Five persons, including two women, were killed when their car rammed into a stationary truck on National Highway 2 due to poor visibility in Bihar’s Aurangabad district.