The death toll from the cold in northern India has risen to 39 people. It is reported by BBC News, with reference to the Indian media. Most of the deaths were reported in Uttar Pradesh (Uttar Pradesh). Also suffered from the cold Residents of Punjab (Punjab) and Haryana (Haryana).
Most of the dead — is homeless and the elderly. Last week, the Supreme Court called for a homeless shelter for the night for the entire winter. "You should not be allowed to die this winter, even one person," — said the judge.
Thick fog and cold wind caused the death of local people across the north of India. According to reports, nine people were killed in Punjab and two in Uttar Pradesh since Sunday evening. In the Indian capital of Delhi as the temperature dropped to 2,3 ° C and fog caused delays of flights.
Because of the cold December 25 schools were closed in Bihar (Bichar). According to meteorologists, low temperatures will hold on to India for a few days.
While India freezes in the Arctic began to melt the snow. According to the report, with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration United States (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) for the past 5 years, the ice in the Arctic was melting at a record pace.