11 killed by cold weather in Romania

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BUCHAREST, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- A week-long blizzard in Romania caused 11 weather-related deaths, the country's Health Ministry said Monday.

The ministry also warned people to avoid exposure to cold, to dress warmly and to eat protein-rich food.

It said elderly people, especially those suffering from heart and respiratory problems, should steer clear of trips and crowded places.

The National Meteorology Administration announced that temperatures would start to rise from Tuesday.

Editor: Fang Yang