Cold kills at least 19 in Eastern Europe

WARSAW – A deep freeze bringing winds and snow to Eastern Europe claimed at least two lives in Bulgaria on Monday while leaving thousands without power and disrupting services in the region.

Polish authorities announced that 17 people froze to death across the country over the weekend. Six of the deaths were since Sunday, Polish police said. That brings the weather-related death toll this winter to 47 in the country.

Police urged the elderly and children to remain inside and called for people to be aware of the elderly and the inebriated during the cold, as they are most at risk.


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