Freezing cold claims six lives in Bosnia

Freezing cold in Bosnia and Herzegovina has claimed two more lives thus bringing the number of deaths caused by extreme cold to six, the local media reported on Wednesday.

A 49-year-old man was found frozen near Zvornik in eastern Bosnia and another man was found frozen to death at Srednja, north of Sarajevo.

Ice on roads has caused traffic disruptions, and residents of Zenica, one of the towns with the lowest temperatures, have been having problems with heating again.

After a failure on the main central heating plant, which was repaired after two days and the system was put into operation on Tuesday, a new failure was reported on Wednesday on the main central heating boiler, which has left most flats in Zenica without heating.

Low temperatures in Sarajevo have caused one of the main water supply pipes in the city to rupture, leaving a large part of the city without water.

Freezing temperatures have caused a reduced inflow of water from water wells, forcing the city authorities to introduce drastic water reductions.

Last update: Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:12

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