Heavy snowfall kills six in the Balkans

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20 inches (51 cm) of snow in just a few hours causes travel chaos across the region.

Airports and roads closed. Public transport in a lot of major cities also affected.

Four people died in Croatia and two in Serbia as a result of blizzards in south-western Europe, with rescue teams struggling to reach passengers stranded in buses and cars in Serbia on Sunday.

Vehicles, and the people in them, waited for hours on the main Serbian highway from Belgrade to the Hungarian border before rescue teams freed them from 20 inches of snow that had fallen in a few hours.

Army tanks were used to remove heavy trucks that skidded and blocked highways.

The airport in Zagreb, Croatia, was closed for several hours on Saturday and several of the nation’s roads were closed because of high winds and heavy snow.

Blizzards also hit Slovenia and Bosnia.


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/five-die-as-heavy-snowfall-hits-the-balkans -8397245.html

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