Snow heaps misery across Europe in Xmas season: 90 killed

Snow heaps misery across Europe in Xmas season: 90 killed


Thousands of people anxious to get away for Christmas had to battle for space in the super express Eurostar trains out of London as it resumed its suspended services.
A bus overturned on an icy road in south west England, killing two people and injuring 47. The bus was bringing back people from a trip to see Christmas lights when it veered off the road hitting a tree.

A plane slid off the runway after taking off from Glasgow airport. Police said all passenger were evacuated safely.
Weary passengers stranded by delayed flights and train services and snow blocked roads found little relief as large runways were closed due to heavy snows grounding and delaying hundreds of flights across the continent.

At least 90 people have died in snow storms across Europe including 10 in Poland today, raising the death toll from temperatures plunging to minus 22 degrees Celsius to 40.
Deaths were also reported from Ukraine, Bavaria and Russia.
And there looks to be more bad weather on the way with UK and most of the European mainland expected to be hit by more snow.

Heavy snow continue to block Malpensa airport in Milan in Italy. Fresh snow also cancelled 75 per cent of flights at nearby Linate airport which serves northern Italy.
Germany's Frankfurt airport, Europe's third busiest was closed for about four hours overnight as the runway froze stranding more than 8,000 passengers.
Freezing rains also led to the closure of Berlin's Tegel airport. London's Luton airport also closed overnight.

British Airways had to charter a jumbo jet to fly about 350 stranded passengers between Heathrow and Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport.

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