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Thursday 26 of November 2020

Man dies in cold spell in Serbia; schools close in Bosnia


A woman walks through a snow covered park in Belgrade, Serbia, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. Serbia and neighboring countries have been blanketed with snow in the past few days, which has slowed down traffic, disrupted power supplies and blocked access to some remote villages. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic),A woman walks through a snow covered park in Belgrade, Serbia, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. Serbia and neighboring countries have been blanketed with snow in the past few days, which has slowed down traffic, disrupted power supplies and blocked access to some remote villages. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
A woman walks through a snow covered park in Belgrade, Serbia, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. Serbia and neighboring countries have been blanketed with snow in the past few days, which has slowed down traffic, disrupted power supplies and blocked access to some remote villages. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic),A woman walks through a snow covered park in Belgrade, Serbia, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. Serbia and neighboring countries have been blanketed with snow in the past few days, which has slowed down traffic, disrupted power supplies and blocked access to some remote villages. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A man reportedly has frozen to death in Serbia as a cold spell throughout the Balkans slowed down traffic and closed down schools in some areas.

Serbian state TV says the body of a 50-year-old man was found in the snow Monday in a northern village after he apparently died overnight.

In Bosnia, schools closed down for two days Monday in the central municipalities of Konjic and Jablanica, while trucks and heavy vehicles have been banned from some snow-covered roads.

Authorities say they have transferred to security a group of migrants who were rescued Sunday after they got lost in a mountainous area on the border with Croatia.

Two migrants had suffered severe frostbite after spending a day out in the snow-covered area trying to reach the European Union country.