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Heavy snowfall and frost in Europe: number of victims grows

Сильные снегопады и морозы в Европе: количество жертв растетCurrently killed more than 50 people.

The snow storm that came as a surprise to a relaxed climate in much of Europe at this time of the year, as of Thursday morning claimed the lives of more than fifty people in the region have blocked traffic and forced hundreds of institutions to stop work for an indefinite period.

European gidrometeotsentra predict that cold weather will continue in parts of the region until at least Thursday evening.

The number of victims continues to grow, the newspaper writes. Most suffered from bad weather in Poland, where the number of victims on Thursday has risen to 21 people.

In addition, in recent days in the Czech Republic recorded six deaths, five in Lithuania, four in France and Slovakia, three in Spain, two in Italy, Serbia, Romania and Slovenia, one in the UK and the Netherlands.

See also: heavy snow Britain: hundreds of cars stuck on the roads

At risk in such conditions, noted in the world health organization, there are people with common colds, in particular the elderly, children and persons suffering from chronic diseases or physical or mental ailments, as well as poor, homeless and migrants.

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