Deadly cold across Europe – 23 dead in just the past two days

Death toll in Poland rises to 55. 

8 Jan 2017 – A cold wave across Europe has left at least 23 dead in the past two days, authorities said Saturday. Frigid temperatures were expected to continue through the weekend.

The mercury dropped to minus 30C in many places as heavy snow fell across the continent

Ten of the latest victims of the cold perished in Poland where temperatures were as low as minus 14 degrees Celsius (seven degrees Fahrenheit) on Saturday.

“This takes to 53 the number of hypothermia victims since November 1.” said spokeswoman Bozena Wysocka from the Polish government centre for security (RCB).

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