March cold snap kills 25 in Poland

WARSAW (AFP) - Twenty-five people have died from exposure to the cold across Poland amid an unseasonal chilly snap this March, sending the toll claimed by hypothermia this winter and spring to 175, national police said Tuesday. Since the arrival of spring on March 21, five people have died from exposure as daytime temperatures plunged to minus 15 degrees Celsius (5.0 Fahrenheit) and a bone-chilling minus 24 Celsius at night. December claimed the highest toll, with 62 deaths, while January saw 55 people perish due to cold. So far the toll this winter and spring is lower than the 200 deaths recorded due to exposure last winter in Poland, which is home to 38m people.

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