Cold Weather Kills 14 Across Europe

Posted January 30th, 2012 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Freezing weather has killed at least 14 people throughout eastern Europe as temperatures plummeted over the past few days and are expected to drop even further.

Police in Poland said Monday at least 10 people froze to death as the cold weather dropped to minus 26 Celsius. Authorities say until now, the winter in the country had been unusually mild.

In central Serbia, three people died from cold exposure over the weekend.

And in neighboring Bulgaria, at least one person froze to death. The country declared a “Code Orange” weather alert in most districts. At least two towns are reporting record low temperatures.