Cold claims 60 people in east this year

[2013-01-31 / The Himalayan Times / RSS] BIRATNAGAR: As many as 60 persons were dead due to excessive cold in the Eastern Development Region, in this winter season, according to the East Regional Police Office.

Of them, 34 are men, 24 are women, and two children. As per the report from the Office, 37 persons died in Saptari, 13 people died in Siraha, seven died in Jhapa, two in Udayapur and one in Panchthar districts.

It is reported that there was excessive cold in Tarai this year, compared to last five years.