orities dug out stranded residents as heavy snow blanketed Eastern Europe on Wednesday and people struggled with travel delays, power outages and subzero temperatures. Homeless people and migrants were among those most at risk.
The recent cold snap has now been blamed for at least 73 deaths, and seen the lowest temperatures for decades in some parts.
Poland, the country hit hardest by the deep freeze, reported two more deaths Wednesday as havoc spread to many countries across the region.
Greece’s navy sent a ship to the island of Lesbos to house some 500 refugees and migrants. A medical association on the island said conditions at the main camp there were “inhuman,” with migrants in tents exposed to freezing temperatures