Sub-zero temperatures lead to four deaths over weekend

Four deaths have been registered in connection with the weekend’s sub-zero temperatures. Two men and one woman died from suspected hypothermia in different parts of the country on Friday night, when record low temperatures were seen in several places. Another person died on Saturday night. Three of the deceased were believed to have been from the homeless community, the most at risk section of society in such weather. Shelters in various parts of the country reported being filled to capacity. One, in the form of a boat on the River Vltava in Prague, housed over 160 people on Saturday night.

Author: Ian Willoughby