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Ice, ice EVERYWHERE at minus 30 degree Celsius

Last updated on: February 3, 2012 12:40 IST

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Nearly 11,000 villagers have been trapped and several homeless people killed after heavy snowfall hit Serbia's mountainous regions, according to media reports.

The death toll due to the severe cold wave is estimated to be above 120, said authorities.

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Photographs: Hazir Reka/Reuters
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Parts of Eastern Europe -- Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Czech Republic -- have been reeling under one of the harshest winters in the last few decades.

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This is one of the bitterest winters in the history of one of the world's coldest regions. The mercury has frequently plunged below 30 Celsius.

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The severe cold has caused traffic snarls, power cuts and shut down schools, shops and airports. The villagers are reportedly trapped in their homes in remote villages, which have been cut off by relentless blizzards.

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Emergency personnel are trying to hard to clear treacherous roads blocked by metres of accumulated snow to supply essential items to those stranded.

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Authorities have warned these villagers against venturing out in the snowy weather and advised them to stay indoors.

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