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Severe weather sweeps Europe

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Heavy snow and freezing temperatures have caused Christmas travel chaos across Europe.

In Poland as many as 57 people have died since the bitter weather swept in earlier this month.

Police say those that have lost their lives are mainly homeless people.

Authorities have appealed to the public to help those sleeping on the streets as temperatures plummet as low as minus 24. In the Spanish capital Madrid dozens of flights in and out of the city have been cancelled and high speed train services have also been hit.

People are being urged to stay off the roads as ice and poor visibility are making them extremely dangerous.

Germany’s Dusseldorf Airport, the countries third largest, closed on Sunday due to severe blizzards, is now back in action, but only one of its two runways is open.