January 19, 2006

Bitter cold claims lives across Russia

MOSCOW -- At least two dozen people have reportedly died of exposure nationwide and Russians used a record amount of electricity to keep warm on Wednesday, The Associated Press reported Thursday.

Temperatures dropped to minus-30 Celsius (minus-22 Fahrenheit) overnight, Moscow’s First Deputy Mayor Pyotr Aksyonov said Wednesday in televised comments, and could go ever lower Thursday.

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