Deaths of more than 20 people, mostly homeless, attributed to cold weather

At least 20 people, most of them homeless, have died in the Czech Republic because of cold weather this winter, the Czech News Agency reported. It said, however, that establishing exact figures was difficult as the police do not keep a record of those who die of hypothermia. The latest victims were a man of 57 who was found frozen to death on a flattened cardboard box in Prague on Friday and a man of 52 who met a similar death in Kopřivnice in north Moravia on Saturday.

Author: Ian Willoughby