Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 31 August 2014

29 killed in Poland’s stormy night

Snowstorms and subfreezing temperatures have battered Europe, killing 29 people in Poland alone overnight on Saturday and wreaking havoc on air, train and car travellers from the Nordics to Italy on the last weekend before Christmas.

Police say 47 people have already frozen to death in Poland since the beginning of December.

France's civil aviation authority ordered the cancellation of 40% of flights out of Paris' Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports yesterday through the mid-afternoon.

In western Germany, Dusseldorf airport was closed because of heavy snowfall, with flights cancelled or rerouted.

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