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Nepal: Cold wave claims two more in Saptari

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Two more people have died due to bitter cold wave that has badly hit normal life in Saptari district Tuesday, taking the death toll to 18 so far.

70-year-old Sita Devi Karna of Tilathi VDC-8 and 74-year-old Tapeshwor Mandal of Pato VDC died after being taken ill with cold, according to reports. Both are said to belong to poor families.

The cold wave sweeping across Terai region is victimizing the poor, mostly children and the elderly. They mostly die after catching cold or through hypothermia