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The weather has not gone well for India so far, with the capital Delhi seeing the heaviest snowfall ever recorded in the capital.
The heavy snow has caused the government to temporarily halt traffic in the city, which has become the centre of a nationwide manhunt for the man who allegedly drove a truck into a crowd of people on December 31, killing at least 14 people.
More than 80 people have been injured, with at least three of them seriously.
The driver of the truck, Abhishek Singh Bajpai, has been arrested and is on the run.
The Delhi Police had earlier said that Singh had been seen driving the truck in a “bizarre manner” after a previous vehicle collision, in which his vehicle struck a crowd on December 30.
But, in a statement on Monday, the police said the suspect had “never been stopped before and there is no indication of any prior driving offence.”
“It has been confirmed that the suspect was driving a truck in the vicinity of a large group of people,” it added.
The Indian Meteorological Department said it was forecasting that the snowfall will extend to the west-central plains region from the Ganges Valley.
“There is also concern over heavy rainfall over the central plains area and heavy snowfall in the south and east of the country,” the Meteorological department said in a report.
The death toll has risen to 19 from 14 in the aftermath of the incident.
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