American media reported that nearly 50 people were killed by the severe cold wave that is currently hitting the United States.
According to the American “Washington Post” newspaper, at least 47 people have been killed in the country since Sunday, 30 of them in Texas, but the newspaper noted that the real number of victims “is beyond any doubt.”
Earlier, about 37 deaths were reported as a result of the cold and snowy weather that swept the United States.
The newspaper pointed out that some of the deaths were caused by carbon monoxide poisoning during heating, others from hypothermia or accidents, and most of the victims had not yet been identified.
The United States is witnessing a severe cold wave, the most severe in Texas, as snowfall in the southern United States resulted in power outages for more than 5 million people, including more than 4.3 million in Texas.