Polish police seek out the homeless as cold snap grips country
PR dla Zagranicy
Polish police have launched a nationwide action to help the homeless as a cold snap gripped the country over the weekend.
Municipal police in Przemyśl, south eastern Poland, help a homeless man. Photo: PAP/Darek Delmanowicz
The temperature dropped to as low as -20 degrees Celsius on Saturday night in the Suwałki region of north east Poland, while in Warsaw, it was -16 degrees Celsius at 8:00 am on Sunday morning.
As many as nine people died of hypothermia on Saturday across Poland, compared with three on Friday.
Police have appealed to citizens to notify them or the fire brigade if they know of places where people are sleeping rough. (nh)