Prague man commits suicide by freezing to death

A 52-year-old man in Prague has committed suicide by freezing to death. Doctors said the man had been drunk; he took off his clothes and lay on a park bench where he was found around Thursday noon. Six people have died due to freezing conditions in the Czech Republic in recent days. On Thursday morning, a 49-year-old homeless foreigner was found dead on the outskirts of Prague while a 62-year-old man died in his caravan. Another three people died of exposure earlier this week.

The extreme weather caused problems in railway traffic on Thursday, particularly in the Central Bohemian region where trains on some routes were delays by up to 30 minutes. In some places, temperatures dropped to -30 degrees Celsius and freezing weather is expected continue for days to come.

Author: Jan Richter