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Bad weather takes ten lives

ICY roads and heavy snow in Western and Central Slovakia over the weekend of February 11 to 13 cost 10 people their lives.

The Pravda daily reported that seven people died on the roads, an avalanche buried two people, and a man went missing and is presumed dead in the Velká Fatra Mountains on Saturday.

Dozens of people were injured in car accidents. Pedestrians suffered broken arms and legs on icy pavements and streets.

On February 11 two people died in a car crash near Nové Zámky in Western Slovakia. On Saturday February 12, police registered a total of 226 car accidents in which 19 people were injured.

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 carrying Hungarian number plates collided with a local bus.

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