From the Indian Express: Kids die in chill, parents say give us sweaters, not food
URI, TANGDHAR, NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 11: Tonight is the third consecutive night under an open sky and Dardkote has lost another child to the rain and the cold. This takes the toll of children killed by the night chill to seven across the quake-hit villages here. Everyone here is afraid that number will rise given that the season’s first snow has begun to fall.
According to the Met forecast for the next 72 hours for Baramulla and Badgam districts, the rain will continue. Both the minimum and maximum temperatures are going to fall by nearly a degree each day. Minimum temperatures are already touching 7 degrees Celsius and are expected to fall further.
This is because of a western disturbance over Pakistan and although the low pressure area is weakening, it is likely to impact the area for the next few days.
So parents desperately want just one thing: tents for shelter and warm clothes, sweaters, for their shivering children.