Cold weather kills more than 80 in Europe; snow falls over Italy
Europe froze as the continent experienced some of its coldest temperatures in decades on Wednesday, the death toll from the weather topped 80 and countries battled to clear snow from roads and railways.
At least 28 people froze to death overnight in eastern and central Europe, while countries further west and south began to feel the effects of a cold front spreading from Siberia.
Snow hit Italy, which struggled to clear motorways and railways after heavy falls, and the French Mediterranean island of Corsica. (Photos: Reuters; AFP Photo/Fabio Muzzi; Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images)