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Cold wave claims 4 in S Bengal

 M Post Bureau |  2016-01-26 23:46:14.0  |  Purulia, West Bengal

Four people have died in Purulia district due to extreme cold in the past three days as cold wave-like condition swept through south Bengal districts.

The weather office in Purulia said entire south Bengal was reeling under cold wave-like condition and the minimum temperature was between 2 and 5 degrees Celsius in the past three days.

Mercury dropped to 2 degrees Celsius in hilly areas of Purulia district like Ayodhya and Joychandi on Monday, while in urban areas of Purulia district, the temperature was between 4 to 6 degrees Celsius.

Purulia superintendent of police Rakesh Kumar said the four dead were beggars and they had died on the roads in Purulia district due to the extreme cold.

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