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Cold kills Romanian in Italy

Weather continued to trouble western and central Europe, with Germany, Italy, Spain and Britain being the most affected countries. Extremely low temperatures in Italy killed a Romanian immigrant, according to ANSA agency, quoted by Realitatea online. The 41 year old man, recently jobless and homeless was found dead in a Rome street, after allegedly freezing over night. The Police initiated an inquiry in the matter. Cold weather and massive snowfalls continued to bring havoc throughout Romania as well, especially in northern areas. In Maramures, one of the counties heavily hit by a wave of snow that started to fall as of the past weekend, yesterday morning traffic was almost blocked on several national and county roads, according to a spokesperson of the Emergency Team Inspectorate. The snow blanket in the area was of about 15 cm but the most issues were created in traffic by low visibility due to fog and thick snow. Another heavily hit mountain area was Bargau Mountains’ Tihuta Pass, at the border between Bistrita and Suceava counties. In the area was also recorded yesterday’s lowest temperature during the day, -9 C. In other parts of the country snow fell up to 10 cm. Temperatures will drop more degrees, forecasters say, a peak of coldness will be reached on Wednesday.

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