More than 100 dead as cold snap grips Europe

More than 100 dead as cold snap grips Europe

WARSAW - Agence France-Presse
More than 100 dead as cold snap grips Europe

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A cold snap kept Europe in its icy grip on Thursday, pushing the death toll past 110 as countries from France to Ukraine struggled to cope with temperatures that reached record lows in some places.
 
Nine more people died in Poland overnight as temperatures plunged to minus 32 Celsius (minus 25.6 Fahrenheit) in the southwest, bringing the overall toll to 29 since the deep freeze began last week, national police said.
 
In Ukraine, tens of thousands of people have headed to shelters trying to escape the freeze that the emergencies mininstry said has now killed 63 people.
 
More than 30 people have died elsewhere in Europe because of the falling mercury since the start of the snap, according to an AFP tally.

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