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Europe cold weather kills dozens

A man seen in front of a frosty window in Bucharest, Romania, 22 January, 2010
Forecasters predict the latest cold spell could last for days

A severe cold snap across Central and Eastern Europe has killed dozens of people in recent days, officials say.

Parts of western Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania have been hit by heavy snowfall and freezing conditions, stranding villages and causing transport chaos.

Some 22 people have died in Romania, where snowdrifts blocked roads and temperatures fell as low as -34C.

Eleven people died over the weekend in Poland, taking the country's winter death toll past 200.

Most of the victims have been homeless or elderly, officials said.

A national shelter group in Germany said at least 14 people had died in the worst winter the country has experienced for more than a decade.

More than 200 flights from Europe's third-largest airport at Frankfurt were cancelled on Monday.

In Bulgaria, emergency workers have been struggling through 13-ft (4m) snowdrifts to deliver supplies to stranded villages.

Weather forecasters have predicted more freezing conditions in the days ahead.

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