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Bad weather takes 10 lives

ICY roads and heavy snow in Western and Central Slovakia over the last three days (February 11-13) has cost 10 people their lives.

The Pravda daily reported that over the weekend seven people died on the roads, an avalanche buried two people, and a tourist got lost in the Velká Fatra Mountains on Saturday. By Sunday he had not been found and is missing presumed dead.

Dozens of more people suffered injuries in car accidents and suffered broken arms and legs on icy roads and streets.

On Saturday February 12, police registered a total of 226 car accidents in which 19 people were injured. On Friday two people died in a car crash near Nové Zámky in Western Slovakia.

The most tragic accident took place in Ružomberok district near the village of Liptovská osada. Five people died and seven were injured after a car with Hungarian number plates collided with a local bus.

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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