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Jan 10, 2017

Europe cold weather death toll rises

More than 20 people are now known to have died as icy temperatures continue to grip much of Europe.

Ten people died of cold in Poland on Sunday. The bodies of three migrants, two Iraqi and one Somali, were found near the Turkish-Bulgarian border.

Deaths have also been reported in Italy, the Czech Republic and Ukraine.

Dozens of flights have been halted. In Turkey, the Bosphorus is closed to shipping after a snowstorm. Even Greece's islands are covered in snow.

In Serbia, all river transport is suspended on the Danube.

Temperatures in some regions of Russia have plunged below -40C (-40F).

(Excerpts : BBC)

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