UK cold snap leads to deadly crash

Two people die as bus crashes in icy conditions while Europe travel chaos continues.

    Long queues are still clogging Eurostar terminals as the rail service clears a backlog of passengers [AFP]

    Large queues straddled the Kings Cross terminal in London on Wednesday, but the situation in Paris was less fraught, with train places available for everybody wishing to travel, a Eurostar spokeswoman said.

    Fluffy snow

    The normally high-speed Channel Tunnel service was brought shuddering to a halt on Friday by what a British spokesman called a fall of "fluffier" than expected snow, amid widespread chaos across the rest of the transport network.

    Freezing temperatures are continuing to affect mainland Europe, with road accidents reported in Italy, although most airports have resumed operations after days of cancellations and closures.

    Several major roads were closed in southern England after rain fell on already frozen surfaces, but main airports around London said they were open and operating with only a few delays and cancellations.

    Meanwhile heavy rains closed motorways in southern Spain and Portugal, where power lines were also cut by heavy winds overnight.

    Wind and rain has also caused flooding in Venice, Italy, with 56 per cent of the city affected by high water levels.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Project Force: Could the world survive a nuclear winter?

    Project Force: Could the world survive a nuclear winter?

    The consequences of a nuclear war would extend far beyond the blast itself, killing millions of people across the globe.

    Are K-pop and BTS fans a new force for social justice?

    Are K-pop and BTS fans a new force for social justice?

    K-pop fans are using the same social media tactics they employ to support music stars for social justice activism.

    Palestine and Israel: Mapping an annexation

    Palestine and Israel: Mapping an annexation

    What will the maps of Palestine and Israel look like if Israel illegally annexes the Jordan Valley on July 1?