One dies of asphyxiation, two taken ill
Other members of the family who were sleeping in an adjacent room found the trio in an unconscious state in the morning and immediately them to the local government hospital. Arakhita was declared brought dead in the hospital. As severe cold wave is sweeping the district for the last few days, charcoal fire is a common way to keep the rooms warm at night.
The fall in mercury level in almost every place to below four degree celsius with layers of ice seen at Daringbadi where the temperature had gone to minus two degree celsius last week had affected normal life causing a lot of inconvenience to the people.