Four more people died in Uttar Pradesh as the intense cold wave persisted in north India in spite of the mercury rising by a few notches in some parts on Friday.

There was no respite from severe cold here as people experienced another chilly morning. At 4.3 degrees Celsius, the minimum temperature was three degrees below normal.

In Jammu and Kashmir, minimum temperatures rose by a few notches in several parts, raising the prospect of fresh snowfall.

With the four fresh deaths, the toll due to cold conditions in Uttar Pradesh has reached 62 this winter.

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