Cold Claims 49 Lives in Poland This Month

World | December 21, 2012, Friday // 15:58| Views: | Comments: 0

A total of 49 people have died from the cold since the beginning of December as temperatures in Poland plunged to minus 10 degrees Celsius, Polish police authorities say.

Most of the victims were homeless. Police have started informing the homeless population of where they can find hot meals and shelter.

Poland's first cold wave this season in October left 15 people dead and five more died in November, international media remind. Last winter around 200 people died of hypothermia in the country.

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