Five other people died of exposure on Friday and Sunday in Romania, where ambulance services and police conduct lead homeless to shelters.

A man is pictured against a frozen window as he gets out from a subway station in Bucharest on January 22, 2010. Weather reports announce a frozen weekend around Romania with temperatures dropping below -20 degrees Celsius.

A man is pictured against a frozen window as he gets out from a subway station in Bucharest on January 22, 2010. Weather reports announce a frozen weekend around Romania with temperatures dropping below -20 degrees Celsius.

A cold snap in Romania has left four more people dead as temperatures are expected to plunge to minus 31 degrees Celsius (minus 24 Fahrenheit), Prime Minister Emil Boc said Sunday.

„Unfortunately, for the last 24 hours, we have registered four deaths”, in the capital and in the Bistrita Nasaud area in the north, in Satu-Mare in the northwest and Prahova in the south, Boc said in a videoconference with local government officials.

In Bucharest, a 60-year-old homeless man was found dead in the street on Sunday, an ambulance official told AFP. He was the second cold victim in the capital, where another homeless man died Saturday.

In Bistrita Nasaud, a 58-year-old man was found dead near a railway station, from where he was to take the train home, Mediafax news agency reported.

Five other people died of exposure on Friday and Sunday in Romania, where ambulance services and police conduct joint patrols to identify homeless people and lead them to shelters.

According to a local help group, about 15,000 homeless people live in the country, 5,000 of them in Bucharest.

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Four more die in Romanian cold snap

Five other people died of exposure on Friday and Sunday in Romania, where ambulance services and police conduct lead homeless to shelters.

A man is pictured against a frozen window as he gets out from a subway station in Bucharest on January 22, 2010. Weather reports announce a frozen weekend around Romania with temperatures dropping below -20 degrees Celsius.

A man is pictured against a frozen window as he gets out from a subway station in Bucharest on January 22, 2010. Weather reports announce a frozen weekend around Romania with temperatures dropping below -20 degrees Celsius.

A cold snap in Romania has left four more people dead as temperatures are expected to plunge to minus 31 degrees Celsius (minus 24 Fahrenheit), Prime Minister Emil Boc said Sunday.

„Unfortunately, for the last 24 hours, we have registered four deaths”, in the capital and in the Bistrita Nasaud area in the north, in Satu-Mare in the northwest and Prahova in the south, Boc said in a videoconference with local government officials.

In Bucharest, a 60-year-old homeless man was found dead in the street on Sunday, an ambulance official told AFP. He was the second cold victim in the capital, where another homeless man died Saturday.

In Bistrita Nasaud, a 58-year-old man was found dead near a railway station, from where he was to take the train home, Mediafax news agency reported.

Five other people died of exposure on Friday and Sunday in Romania, where ambulance services and police conduct joint patrols to identify homeless people and lead them to shelters.

According to a local help group, about 15,000 homeless people live in the country, 5,000 of them in Bucharest.

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