35 die on roads as Poles visit family graves
PR dla Zagranicy
Thirty-five people have been killed and 423 injured on Polish roads as people travel to visit their family graves ahead of All Saints' Day.
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All Saints' Day on November 1 and All Souls' Day on November 2 are when millions of Poles traditionally visit the graves of their loved ones, often travelling hundreds of kilometres to their home towns.
Police are out on patrol in droves in their annual "Operation Torch."
More than 350 accidents have been reported since the start of the weekend, despite officials appealing for motorists to drive carefully.
Police have warned that bad weather and snowfalls in some parts of the country have made road conditions more dangerous.
A total of 5,000 police are taking part in this year’s Operation Torch, which began on Friday and runs until Thursday.