Lingering cold in Eastern Europe

Firefighters clear snow Bucharest, Romania, 05 Feb 2012 (Reuters photo)

Frigid temperatures, which have plummeted to -30 C and lower in parts of Eastern Europe including Ukraine, have lead to the deaths of more than 130 people.

The lingering cold spell is the worst in at least six years with many of those who have died being homeless.

Snow lovers are basking in Sarajevo where a record 107 cm has fallen.

Meantime, about 15 cm of snow has fallen in parts of England and temperatures dropped to -10 C with travel disrupted in London.

 A coating of snow was also reported in Paris with more to come in northern France.

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