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Man dies in Belgrade after falling on ice

Man dies in Belgrade after falling on ice

Police say a man has died and hundreds have been injured in Serbia after slipping on ice caused by freezing rain.
Police identified the victim as a 78-year-old man who fell on ice and died on the spot in downtown Belgrade on Thursday.
Belgrade's emergency clinic doctor Nada Macura earlier warned elderly people to stay indoors after sleet and rain fell for two days in most of the Balkan country.
Hospitals say hundreds of people broke arms, legs or hips, or suffered head concussions. More than 250 people are hospitalized in the capital Belgrade following ice-related accidents.
Authorities say the slippery roads have caused nearly 300 traffic accidents since Wednesday, resulting in hundreds of injuries.


Updated : 2020-12-01 17:09 GMT+08:00