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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

7 Drunks Freeze to Death in Record Cold

Seven people froze to death on Moscow streets over the weekend in the coldest weather in the Russian capital in more than a century. All of the victims were drunk, officials said.


Overnight temperatures in Moscow dipped to minus 25.5 degrees Celsius early Monday, said Alexei Yakovlev, a spokesman for Russia's weather service. It was the lowest temperature recorded on this date in more than 100 years of observation, Yakovlev said.


Moscow hospitals admitted 60 people with hypothermia over the weekend, including seven deaths, said Igor Nadezhdin, spokesman for city medical authorities. A total of 172 people had been hospitalized for frostbite and 24 had died of exposure this month, he said.