Snowstorms in Europe Leave 24 Dead

10:24, 10 December 2012
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At least 24 people have died throughout Europe as a result of heavy snowstorms, media outlets reported on Monday, according to RIA Novosti.

Switzerland recorded the highest number of deaths, as avalanches on Sunday killed 11 people, according to Swiss newspaper The Local.

Southeastern Europe, meanwhile, bore the brunt of the snowfall.

Seven people died of hypothermia in the Czech Republic over the weekend, as temperatures fell to -16 degrees Fahrenheit, according to Czech newspaper Lidove Noviny.

At least six people died as a result of the extreme weather in Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Airports throughout Europe were also significantly affected by the snowfall. Frankfurt International Airport was forced to cancel more than 370 flights over the weekend. Some flights, however, were back on track by early Monday.

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