05 Feb '12, 2pm

Death toll from Europe cold snap passes 300

Death toll from Europe cold snap passes 300

Turkish soldiers members of the European Union Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina, EUFOR, shovel snow from the tracks around a frozen tram as they work to normalise public transport in Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, on Sunday, Feb 5, 2012. -- PHOTO: AP KIEV (AFP) - The deadly cold snap that has gripped Europe for more than a week wrought more havoc across the continent on Sunday, straining emergency services, grounding flights and pushing the death toll past 300. The homeless population has borne the brunt of the suffering, with dozens of transients freezing to death in unheated apartments, fire escapes or in makeshift street shelters. French authorities on Sunday found the body of a homeless man who had frozen to death, bringing to at least 306 the number of cold-related deaths reported across Europe. With night-time temperatures plunging as low as minus 40 deg C in Finland, t...

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