Cold Snap Is Deadly In Bangladesh

More than 100 people have died from exposure in Bangladesh’s coldest winter in 30 years.

January lows in this tropical nation normally are around 60 degrees. But temperatures dropped to 39 degrees in the northern districts on New Year’s Day and had risen only to 42 degrees by Friday.

The death toll from the cold wave stood Friday at 114 people, doctors said.

A newborn baby and three old men sleeping at the Dhaka railroad station died Thursday night because of exposure to cold. Newspapers reported eight other deaths from Rangpur, 155 miles north of Dhaka.

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