Cold snap in Mexico killed 29 people

At least 29 people were killed in northern Mexico as a result of cold weather in the region, which is marked with the end of last year. Such data released here on Saturday by representatives of the civil defense of the country, reporting on the effects of a number of intermediate data "cold fronts" affecting large area of the country.

The greatest number of tragic cases of cooling, incorporated in the northern state of Chihuahua, where as a result of hypothermia or carbon monoxide poisoning while heating homes 18 people were killed. 6 dead registered in the state of Sonora, reports of deaths were also received from the states of Sinaloa, Michoacan and Coahuila.

As the representatives of the authorities, most of those killed were victims of carbon monoxide poisoning. They violated safety regulations for heating their homes. Hospitalized in the northern regions of Mexico also received more than 200 people with burns and smoke inhalation.

Mexican authorities are taking measures to help the population of the regions of the country, who have been under the influence of "cold fronts". There, in particular, by the free distribution of blankets. In some areas, created temporary hostel for those who can not self-insure on the coming cold weather.

The Ministry of Health of Mexico issued a statement in response to the threat, the outbreaks of respiratory disease in those states where there is a significant cooling. According to weather forecasts, the invasion of the "cold front" will continue in much of Mexico and in the coming weeks.

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