More than 100 die in historic Indian cold snap

More than 100 people have died of exposure as northern India deals with historically cold temperatures.

Police spokesman Surendra Srivastava said Thursday that at least 114 people have died from the recent cold in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Many were poor people whose bodies were found on sidewalks or in parks.

The weather department said temperatures were 4 to 10 degrees Celsius (7 to 18 degrees Fahrenheit) below normal in the state.

Temperatures in New Delhi, which borders Uttar Pradesh, hit a high Wednesday of 9.8 degrees (49.6 Fahrenheit), the lowest maximum temperature in the capital since 1969.


An Indian man carries children to school on a bicycle on a foggy morning in Bhubaneswar, India, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Dense fog and severe cold wave has been affecting normal life and road and rail traffic in several parts of India for the past few days. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)