Paraguay – Three killed by the cold

18 July 2017 – Two days with temperatures below zero degrees Celsius have generated three deaths and the destruction of plantations. 

It was colder in the interior of the country where the mercury dropped to minus 4 degrees. In the capital of the country the temperature dropped to zero degrees Celsius on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

Pictures on social networks showed everything frozen: plantations, grasslands, streams and roads. Streams turned into skating rinks and clothes froze on the line.

With laughter and astonishment, compatriots sent videos to the media showing them trying to take clothes from the clothesline. Trousers, shirts, and coats froze in the frost.

But all laughter aside, the intense cold left negative balances in its passage. People and animals lost their lives in the frost that hit the country in two days.

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link

5 thoughts on “Paraguay – Three killed by the cold”

  1. Even the renowned US meteorologist, Joe Bastardi, has remarked on how extraordinary this South American cold wave has been.

  2. pictures/clip wont play for austalia;-(
    wondering what animals died
    a couple of nights frost..usually is survivable for most, if not comfortably so
    very young lambs etc are what we lose in really wet cold but lesser death tolls oddly in frost

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