Heavy snow knocks downs thousands of trees in Moscow; one dead
MOSCOW - The Associated Press
Heavy snow and freezing rain have knocked down thousands of trees in the Russian capital and one person is reported to have been killed.
The Sputnik news agency said on Feb. 4 that the snowfall which began on Feb. 3 downed power lines in the Moscow region, interrupting electricity for more than 5,000 people.
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on Twitter that one person died in the city on Feb. 3 when falling trees took down power lines. He said five other people had been injured in the heavy snow, but did not elaborate.
The mayor said more than 2,000 trees have fallen so far in Moscow due to the snow and rain.