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More Cold Deaths Reported Across Europe


The Danube River has frozen over in the Serbian city of Smederevo.

The Danube River has frozen over in the Serbian city of Smederevo.

An ongoing cold wave has caused more deaths in parts of Europe as heavy snowfalls left hundreds of people isolated and experiencing electricity and food shortages.

In Romania, 13 more people have died in frigid weather and snowstorms, and there were fears that a blizzard in the southeast may have killed more.

Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Croatia have also been hit by heavy snowfalls and freezing temperatures, disrupting transportation and pushing prices up as people begin stockpiling food and fuel.

In Moldova, temperatures as low as minus 31 Celsius are expected over the weekend, prompting authorities to declare heightened alert.

Deaths from freezing were also reported in Central and Northern Europe.

In Poland the death toll from the cold snap rose by five since February 9, to 82.

Compiled from agency reports
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