06 Feb '12, 10am

59,000 homes without power as freeze grips Italy

59,000 homes without power as freeze grips Italy

The death toll from the rare cold snap in Italy has risen to 17, with eight deaths reported on Sunday including three homeless people found in the seaside town of Ostia near Rome and at the capital's train station -- PHOTO: AP ROME (AFP) - Temperatures fell to minus 10 deg C in Milan on Monday as 59,000 households remained without electricity in Italy and officials declared a gas supply emergency. 'The situation is certainly critical because the flows from Russia and France have diminished but the situation is being monitored,' Economic Development Minister Corrado Passera told reporters. The death toll from the rare cold snap in Italy meanwhile rose to 17, with eight deaths reported on Sunday including three homeless people found in the seaside town of Ostia near Rome and at the capital's train station. A 37-year-old Sri Lankan migrant was also found dead in a shack in Tu...

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