Falling temperatures and heavy snowfalls that have left more than 60 people dead assail Eastern Europe. The south of Serbia is currently on a state of emergency because of the deep drifts that have blocked roads and cut off electricity supplies.
Temperatures have dropped as low as minus 37 in some areas. In Poland five people died in the last 24-hours, this raises the number to 15 casualties due to the cold according to the police. In Rumania two people died due to the cold during the night since the temperature dropped to 20 degrees Celsius.
Health authorities pointed out that 540 people of 630 who asked for help are hospitalized since Friday. Weather offices informed that it is expected that the temperatures continue to drop until 30 degrees below zero in regions of Ukraine. (AV)