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Sunday, December 21, 2014


Afghanistan

  • Heavy snowfalls and subzero temperatures in Uzbekistan have been coupled with frequent power cuts and fuel shortages. Even in the capital, Tashkent, households receive only two hours of natural gas supply each day.
  • While nationwide electricity rationing and powers cuts are routine in Uzbekistan, it is the first time that the capital has experienced energy shortages.
  • As temperatures dropped to -25 and -35 Celsius in some areas, parents were asked by schools to provide firewood and coal to heat classrooms.
  • Up to 30 centimeters of snow fell in the Uzbek capital, Tashkent.
  • Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Up to 1 meter of snow fell in the Afghan capital, Kabul, while in the worst-affected areas in the north more than 3 meters of snow were reported.
  • Heavy snow and avalanches across Afghanistan have killed nearly 30 people, including many children who have succumbed to the extreme cold.
  • Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Minsk, Belarus
  • Belgrade, Serbia
  • Belgrade, Serbia
  • Kraljevo, Serbia
  • Split, Croatia
  • Split, Croatia
  • Sarajevo, Bosnia
  • Sarajevo, Bosnia
  • Sarajevo, Bosnia
  • Sarajevo, Bosnia
  • Sarajevo, Bosnia
  • Sarajevo, Bosnia

Snow And Steady

Published 6 February 2012

Severe winter weather continues to wreak havoc across Eastern and Central Europe, as well as Central and South Asia. The official death toll in Poland has reached 62. Ukraine has reported 135 deaths. Eighteen people have died from the cold in the Czech Republic, while Hungary reports 12 deaths over the past three days. Seventeen have died in Lithuania, where a low of -31 Celsius was recorded. Authorities in Bosnia and Serbia are attempting to deliver food and medicine to thousands who have been cut off due to heavy snow.


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