In Tunisia, two people died due to abnormally cold weather

Two people died in Tunisia due to abnormally cold weather and a large amount of snow, Al-Arabia TV reported, citing the country’s interior ministry.

According to the channel, one woman died due to the fact that the melted water took her car. Another man died after spending the night in the cold.

Also Tunisian radio station Mosaique FM reported that car traffic is paralyzed in many parts of the country due to anomalous amount of snow.

A representative of the General Directorate of the National Guard of Tunisia, Hussam al-Din al-Jababli, told the radio station that, due to bad weather, traffic was blocked on 32 routes in five provinces.

Governor of the province of Jenduba Muhammad Sidqi Buaon told the radio station that more than 40 centimeters of snow fell in the town of Ayn Draham of the province of Jendoub in the north-west of Tunisia.

The radio station notes that all roads are blocked in the town of Tala in the province of Kasserin in the west of the country. Also bad weather left residents without electricity and water.

The radio station also reported that due to bad weather, 36 people were taken to hospitals. Also, 117 people managed to be saved from the cars blocked by snow.