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Intense cold claims one life in city

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Ujjain: The intense cold wave sweeping the region has claimed one life in this temple town on Friday night. According to Mahakal police, a youth was found dead in Indoregate area.The police was informed by a informer. The youth reportedly died of severe cold prevailed in the city for the last couple of days.

The body was found in stiff state. The youth was not identified till filing of this report. This is the first death in city due to the cold. The body has been sent to the district hospital for post- mortem.Police circulated the information about youth’s death in other police stations for identification.

Ujjain Municipal Corporation ( UMC) seems to be unmoved by the severe cold condition in the city.The UMC did not take any initiative to organise bonfire in various parts of the city so that poor people can protect them from biting cold. Many people were seen collecting waste paper and rags to burn and warm themselves.