Bhubaneswar: Daringbadi recorded the first snowfall of the season on Monday with mercury level falling to minus one degree Celsius. The wee hours of Tuesday saw thatched housetops and paddy fields covered with thick layer of snow.

For the past two days, the temperature has been decreasing sharply in the villages like Daringbadi, Tajungia, Gadapur, Brahamunigaon, Sirkabarg, Danekbadi and Bharamarabadi.

As per sources, birds were found dead in remote parts of the district due to snowfall. The severe cold claimed a life on Monday.

Partamaha gram panchayat sarpanch Ramesh Pradhan said the deceased has been identified as Purnima Nayak (65) of Partamaha village under Daringbadi block.