BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Two men reportedly have frozen to death in Serbia as a cold spell throughout the Balkan region slowed down traffic, disrupted power supplies and closed down schools in some areas.
Serbian state TV reported that the body of a 48-year-old man was found in the snow Monday in a northern village after he apparently died overnight. The channel later reported that another man’s body was found in the northwestern town of Sid, also a victim of cold weather. He was 61.
In central Serbia, several villages have been left without electricity. Authorities warned the citizens to pay attention in the streets and parks to branches breaking off trees because of heavy snow.
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.