A man walks along a mole covered with ice and icicles on Lake Constance, Germany. AFP / dpa / Steffen Schmidt
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Countries across Europe shut schools and rushed to shelter homeless people Wednesday as a deadly blast of Siberian weather dubbed the "Beast from the East" kept the mercury far below zero. The death toll rose to at least 46 since Friday as a 75-year-old Dutchman went out to skate in the western village of Hank, only for the ice to crack beneath his feet.The victims of the brutal cold also include 18 people killed in Poland, six in the Czech Republic, five in Lithuania, four each in France and Slovakia, two each in Italy, Serbia and Romania and one in Slovenia.Homeless people account for many of the dead, and cities across Europe have been racing to open emergency shelters to protect people sleeping rough.Temperatures again plunged below minus 20 degrees Celsius overnight in numerous parts of Europe – even hitting minus 36 Celsius in Glattalp, 1,850 meters above sea level in the Swiss mountains.Britain's weather service issued a severe weather warning for snow in parts of Scotland where schools were closed and council offices shut.
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