Cold Snap: Ukraine Freeze Kills 40 People In Two Weeks

Temperatures in the capital Kiev had plunged as low as minus 15 degrees Celsius (5 degrees Fahrenheit) last week.

Doctors said most of the latest fatalities were caused by hypothermia after alcohol consumption that many homeless people drink trying to keep warm.

The toll from the recent frigid weather across Europe rose to 65 on Wednesday, with homeless and migrants particularly hit, and south European countries struggling to cope with the unusual deep freeze.