European countries are reporting more and more deaths due to the cold wave.
The temperature has dropped to minus 30 in several European countries. Snow storms are causing traffic chaos, and in some places people are snowed in. The
Red Cross have now asked authorities and volunteers in several countries to assist in helping those who need it, wrote Aftonbladet newspaper.
The cold wave hits the homeless, the poor and the oldest hardest, and many countries are reporting more deaths. In Poland, at least nine people have lost their lives, and four have died in France, including an elderly lady who was found outside the entrance to a nursing home on Tuesday.
Five have lost their lives in Lithuania, three in the Czech Republic, and two in Romania, among them an 83 year old lady found on a street covered in snow. A homeless man was found dead in Italy.
Although the Arctic has experienced record high temperatures, the cold wave in Europe has led to snowfall as far south as the Mediterranean islands of Corsica and
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