Asia has been having one of its coldest winters in memory. And the headlines of bitter cold have not been limited to Russia, Siberia, Mongolia and China, but also to subtropical regions, way down in southern Asia. People there have been dying of record cold.
FOCUS magazine here reports that also “Bangladesh is shivering under a record cold wave. In the subtropical country temperatures have fallen to 3°C over the course of the week – the lowest in 45 years”. The FOCUS video also reports that “90 people in Bangladesh have died of the cold so far” and that “meteorologists are predicting a series of cold blasts for the rest of the month.”
German Blick here reports that already more than 140 people have frozen to death in India, according to News network CNN-IBN. Temperatures in New Delhi have dropped to less than 2°C.
FOCUS also reports on the extreme cold in China, writing that “people are suffering the coldest winter in almost 30 years. Temperatures in Mongolia sank to -50°C and that 1.30 meters of snow covers more than 80% of the country”.