NEW DELHI

Two die in U.P., Hisar hottest at 45.9 C in north

CHANDIGARH: Two persons died in Uttar Pradesh in the blistering heat wave sweeping north India on Saturday with Hisar in Haryana turning out to be the hottest place with 45.9 degrees celsius.

A labourer died due to sunstroke in Lalitpur district while the body of a woman was recovered from the railway station in Mahoba district taking the summer toll to 17 in Uttar Pradesh, according to reports.

The maximum temperature recorded in Varanasi (airport), Sultanpur and Allahabad was 45 degrees celsius followed by Lucknow, Kanpur, Jansi and Bahraich (44 degrees), Gorakhpur 43 degrees and Hamirpur 42 degrees, according to the met office.

The maximum temperature in Chandigarh shot by three degrees above normal to settle at 42.6 C while Ambala recorded a two degrees of 43.2 C. Karnal was also hot at 42.7 C, which was three degrees above the normal range, Meteorological Department said here.

In Punjab, Ludhiana was the second hottest place after Amritsar recording a high of 43.9 C, two above normal. Patiala also recorded a near similar maximum at 43.4 C, up two degrees.

PTI

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