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Health Ministry: 37 people freeze to death in Ukraine

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Dec. 18, 2012, 11:53 a.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Lenin's statue is covered with snow during heavy snowfall over Kyiv, on December 11, 2012.
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Due to the recent extreme cold, as of 0800 on Tuesday, a total of 37 people have frozen to death in Ukraine, five of them dying in hospital, according to the Ukrainian Health Ministry.

A total of 190 people have asked for medical assistance, and 162 of them were hospitalized, the ministry's press service reported.

A total of 18 people died on Monday alone, including 12 on the streets. Earlier reports said that six people had died in Ukraine from hyperthermia as of Friday.

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