Heavy Snow Claims 5 Lives in Balkans

December 9, 2012, Sunday // 01:37
Bulgaria: Heavy Snow Claims 5 Lives in Balkans
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The heavy snowfall that engulfed much of South-Eastern Europe over the weekend has claimed at least 5 lives.

Four persons have perished in Croatia and two more in Serbia due to dropping temperatures and blizzards, informed authorities.

Cars had to wait for hours on a main Serbian highway leading to Hungary, trapped in snow that accumulated for hours.

The international airport in Croatia's capital Zagreb has remained closed for part of Saturday.

The snow wave has not yet reached Bulgaria, but parts of the country have been placed under code orange due to heavy precipitation expected Sunday.

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