Winter Freeze Kills 79

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    Winter freeze kills 79 in Poland


    AFPDecember 22, 2009

    WARSAW - Ten people have died of cold in Poland over the past day, taking the toll since winter set in earlier this month to 79, police said Tuesday.


    A national police spokeswoman told AFP that 10 people had been found dead since Monday.


    The majority of the victims were homeless men who died while drunk, police said.


    Fifty-two of the 79 deaths recorded since December 1 occurred since Friday, as temperatures plunged to minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus four Fahrenheit).


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    Winter freeze prompts increase in Chinese fuel importsDecember 23, 2009
    CHINA, the world's second-largest energy user, increased overseas purchases of coal and liquefied natural gas last month to meet winter fuel demand, government data showed.

    Coal imports rose to 12.65 million tonnes from 11.14 million in October, the General Administration of Customs said yesterday. LNG imports climbed to 588,439 tonnes from 433,946 tonnes.

    Prices of coal at Qinhuangdao port, a benchmark for the world's largest consumer of the fuel, rose the most in almost a year as of December 7, from a week earlier. The heaviest snowfall in six decades in northern China forced the country to boost gas imports in November to ease a supply deficit.
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