Dozens suffer hypothermia and frostbite as freeze goes on

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As freezing temperatures are ongoing and at night have hit 30C below in parts of Latvia, this year the number of people who've suffered frostbites or hypothermia stands at 77 already, with 13 cases within the last 24 hours, Inga Vitola, a representative of the Emergency Medical Service, told BNS Friday.

The statistics are so chilling because people are wearing clothing or footwear unsuitable for the weather, or they have stayed outdoors too long or fallen asleep on the streets after drinking.

Medics have been treating people with frostbitten hands, fingers and feet.

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