Cold weather death toll passes 100 in Ukraine – Italy coldest week in 27 years

February 3, 2012 05:55

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BBC News


More than 100 people have now died as a result of freezing weather in Ukraine since last Friday, the government has announced in Kiev.


Temperatures plunged to below -35C [-31F] in parts of eastern Europe this week.

At least eight more deaths were reported in Poland on Thursday, bringing the death toll there since last week to 37.

Cold weather deaths have been reported across eastern and central Europe

  • Russia recorded cold 64 cold weather deaths for the whole of January, Interfax news agency reports, but it is unclear if this is related directly to the hard frosts which began last week
  • In Serbia at least 11,000 villagers have been trapped by heavy snow and blizzards in mountainous areas, the Associated Press reports
  • In Italy, weather experts said it was the coldest week for 27 years.


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