View Full Version : [PHOTOS] Dozens of people freeze to death as temperatures in Europe drop to -33'C

04-12-10, 02:55 PM
Northern Europe remains in the grip of heavy snow and freezing temperatures, with more cold weather forecast for the weekend.

Dozens of people are reported to have been killed by exposure to the cold or in weather-related accidents.

The snow continues to disrupt transport networks but many airports are resuming a more normal service.

In the Balkans, heavy flooding has forced more than 1,000 people to evacuate their homes.

Temperatures in Poland have fallen to as low as -33C (-27F) in the past few days.
Another 12 people froze to death across Poland on Thursday night, according to police, bringing the total killed there during this cold snap to 30.
Police say many of the victims were homeless people.

Around 150,000 people in the Polish city of Czestochowa were reported to be without heating on Friday.

Officials in Slovakia said two people had died in snow-related car accidents, while neighbouring Czech Republic also reported several casualties.
Cold weather has also claimed five lives this week in the Baltic state of Lithuania and there have been at least two deaths in Germany.
Siberian air

The snow and ice has meant widespread delays and cancellations to European flights in recent days, with the closure of a number of British airports.

London's Gatwick airport reopened on Friday morning for the first time in two days, but passengers have been warned to expect delays.

While a regular service appears to be resuming in many European airports, arrivals and departure boards are still showing delays and some cancellations.

Eurostar says it expects to operate a significantly reduced service until Sunday, but that no more tickets will be available until Monday.


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05-12-10, 03:53 AM
That picture of the bridge is really artistic! It's unfortunate that weather that makes for good photography is so often deadly. I hate snow & cold, so I feel for all these folks.

05-12-10, 10:58 AM
Meanwhile in Bulgaria residents are being evacuated with inflatable boats from their homes as more rivers burst their banks overnight.


05-12-10, 06:15 PM
There seems to have been a lot of flooding around the world this year, for some reason. I hope nobody gets killed in this one.

05-12-10, 06:49 PM
People died in Bulgaria today, washed away by overflowing rivers.

Last weeks three young guys were washed away in the Black Sea.

In all cases no bodies were found.

A whole truck with the driver still inside went into the Struma river.

06-12-10, 10:11 PM
Where is global warming when we need it???

Prince Of Pain
05-02-11, 01:43 AM
Once, a bridge collapsed with a semi truck out in the center of it. All the other drivers heard him screaming over the CB as he fell hundreds of feet to his death in the deep, deep lake. The truck, the load, the driver, all lost and never found.

It had nothing to do with the cold snap.