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Cold wave unabated in N-India, 3 killed in fog related mishaps

Cold wave continued unabated in the northern region on Tuesday with fog enveloping most areas affecting transport services, even as three persons died and over 25 were injured in different fog-related accidents.

In the national capital, intense cold continued with the minimum temperature recorded at the season’s average of 6 degrees Celsius, slightly more than on Monday’s 4.2 degrees, which was the lowest in past five years in Delhi.

The maximum temperature registered at 16.3 degrees Celsius. Moderate fog was witnessed in several parts of Delhi in the morning and around 70 north-bound trains and several flights were affected due to low visibility.

Chilly weather and foggy conditions prevailed at most places in Punjab and Haryana, disrupting normal life.

In Haryana, Narnaul recorded 2.5 degrees Celsius and Ludhiana in Punjab registered 3.1 degrees Celsius, making it the the coldest places in the two states. Amritsar recorded a low of 4.3 degrees Celsius. Rail and air services to and fro Chandigarh, which recorded a low of 5.8 degrees Celsius, were hit. Several trains including the morning Shatabdi Express from New Delhi was running behind scheduled by 3.30 hours. 
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