Seven people were killed in an avalanche in southern Serbia

Seven people died in avalanches in a town in the southern Serbian province of Kosovo, reports on Sunday television MSNBC.

The incident occurred on Saturday in a major Goransky Restelitsa village, in the mountains south of the city of Shar Planina Prizren. An avalanche has covered 15 houses. Police initially reported the death of three people, but by Sunday morning the bodies of four more victims of the disaster.

"There's seven people were killed and three others are still missing," — said the Kosovo police officer Baki Kelani.

As previously reported RIA Novosti, as of Sunday the number of victims of cold weather and snow in the former Yugoslavia has exceeded 40 people. Victims of abnormal weather conditions are primarily the elderly and the homeless. People freeze in the streets, killed by avalanches, or do not receive timely medical treatment. In Serbia, 20 people died in neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina, the victims of the February snow disaster are at least 11. Several people were killed in Montenegro, Croatia and Macedonia.

All in Europe, the number of deaths from cold exceeded 600.

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