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Deep freeze cold claims 21 lives in US
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Deep freeze cold claims 21 lives in US

Washington, Feb 2 : At least 21 people have died in one of the worst cold snaps to hit the US Midwest in decades.

The temperature reached -17C (0F). Some 250 million Americans overall have experienced the "polar vortex" conditions, a report in BBC said.

Hospitals have been treating patients reporting frostbite as parts of the country ground to a halt.

Temperatures are expected to swing to above average over the weekend.(UNI)