19 December 2012, 14:58

20 freeze to death in Russia

20 freeze to death in Russia

More than 20 people have frozen to death in Russia over the past 24 hours as abnormally cold weather is holding its grip on the country.

Over 270 people have suffered injuries caused by freezing.

The average temperature is -18 degrees Celsius in Moscow and -50 degrees in Siberia. Meteorologists say Russia has not seen such cold weather since 1938.

Voice of Russia, RIA

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