Sunday, 24 January 2010

Cold kills 236 people in Ukraine, says Health Ministry

The number of those killed by cold weather in Ukraine since December 18, 2009 has increased to 236 people, including 52 people who froze to death at home, the Ukrainian Health Ministry's press service has reported.This is according to data as of noon on Thursday, January 21, the press service said.The largest number of people (97) died in Donetsk region. There were 29 deaths in Zaporizhia region, 17 in Kyiv region, 16 in Volyn region, 13 in Sumy region, and 10 in Khmelnytsky region. A total of 3,245 people with frostbite have asked for medical assistance, and 2,118 were hospitalized

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