41 dead from the cold wave that is hitting Europe

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The wave of Siberian cold that has hit Europe in recent days has caused 41 deaths, many of them homeless, and continues to cause transport problems.

The cold snap has caused at least 41 deaths since Friday (23/2): 18 in Poland, six in the Czech Republic, five in Lithuania, four in France, four in Slovakia, two in Romania and two in Italy. In Estonia, the cold caused the death of seven people in February.

During last night, the thermometer dropped to -21 degrees Celsius in the mountains of Croatia and Bosnia, to -20 degrees Celsius in Lübeck, in northern Germany, to -19 degrees Celsius in southern Poland, to -18 degrees Celsius near Liege, Belgium and -10 degrees Celsius on the outskirts of London.