Record cold weather kills two in Italy

Record cold weather kills two in Italy
February 2, 2012

ROME, February 2 (Xinhua) — A record Siberian cold current hit Italy, causing at least two deaths and disrupting transport, local media said on Thursday.

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Dozens killed as icy weather grips Japan

Dozens killed as icy weather grips Japan
February 2, 2012

Heavy snow that has blanketed northern Japan for weeks, triggering avalanches and affecting transport networks, has left at least 55 people dead.

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Turkey: Snowfall creates havoc in ‘white Istanbul’…coldest day in the last 33 years

Snowfall creates havoc in ‘white Istanbul’
January 31, 2012

Heavy snowfall paralyzed daily life in Turkey, especially in Istanbul, yesterday as the country’s biggest city experienced its coldest day in the last 33 years.


Freeze Kills Dozens In Eastern Europe

Freeze Kills Dozens In Eastern Europe
January 31, 2012

Heavy snow and a severe cold snap are reported to have killed dozens of people across Eastern Europe.

Ukraine’s Emergency Situations Ministry said 18 people have died of hypothermia in recent days, and nearly 500 people have sought medical help for frostbite and hypothermia.

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Cold weather kills dozens in Europe

Cold weather kills dozens in Europe
January 25, 2010

Dozens of people have died in cold weather sweeping eastern Europe with temperatures today dipping to -35 degrees in some areas, causing schools to close and disrupting road and rail traffic.

Though eastern Europe has borne the brunt of the latest cold snap, temperatures also dropped to -17 degrees in the Netherlands, whose meteorological agency declared this the coldest winter in 30 years.

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South Africa: Cold a killer for homeless

Cold a killer for homeless
June 26 2009

A recent spate of cold weather is to blame for the deaths on Friday of two people in the Eastern Cape, police said.


Wales: Cold weather deaths could double, warn campaigners

Cold weather deaths could double, warn campaigners
February 10, 2009

THE number of people dying from effects of the cold in Wales could double this year, campaigners have warned.
During an average winter in Wales, around 1,500 more people die than in other seasons.

Age Concern Cymru is worried many vulnerable people are frightened to turn their heating to proper levels because of high energy bills.

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