Friday, March 02, 2018

10 die, thousands stranded as arctic storms blast Britain

arctic storms blast Britain
A seven-year-old girl died in Looe, Cornwall in South West England when a car careered off the road into a house as arctic storms swept Britain Thursday, bringing the death toll to 10.

The Met Office Red has issued England's first ever extreme category danger to life red alert and warned there was a risk more people could die as the so-called Beast from the East clashed with Storm Emma sweeping in from the Atlantic.

The red alert extended to south Wales where people had planned celebrations to mark St David's Day, the national day of Wales.

The public were warned to avoid all but essential travel on a third day of sub-zero temperatures and blizzard-like conditions.

Parts of Britain were warned to brace themselves for up to 50 centimeters of snow as Storm Emma threatened worsening weather conditions on top of storms that have already battered Britain for several days.

Health chiefs warned the extreme cold weather could lead to a rise in heart attacks.

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