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One person killed as snow smothers Moscow

One person killed as snow smothers Moscow
From Al Jazeera - February 5, 2018

One person has been killed and 22 more injured after heavy snow choked the Russian capital, Moscow.

The relentless snow turned heavy on Saturday and continued throughout Sunday. New daily snowfall records were set, meaning more snow fell on February 3-4than had ever been recorded.

By Monday, 55cm of snow had accumulated in the city. This is way above average, by 19cm, but misses the 2013 record by 1cm.

The heavy snow weighed down trees, pulling down at least 2,000. Some trees hit power lines, resulting in more than 40,000 power cuts to households.

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