Death toll rises drastically by cold wave in Europe

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LONDON: In Europe, more than thirty people have died in a cold wave gripping the continent.

The sub-zero temperatures hit Poland particularly hard, with the mercury plummeting below minus 20 degrees Celsius in some regions.

Poland 's centre for national security said in a statement that the number of hypothermia victims has reached 65 since November 1.

Turkey has also been badly affected. The Bosphorus was closed to shipping as a heavy snowstorm hit Istanbul.

Normally milder Greece has witnessed temperatures of minus 15C in the north.

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