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10th February, 2020

122 die of exposure since September

The number of deaths from exposure shot up to 27 in the past twenty days, most of which occurred in unheated homes, the Hungarian Social Forum announced on Saturday. That brings the total number of deaths to 122 since September of last year.

More than 8,500 people have died of exposure in Hungary since the fall of socialism in 1990, according to the group.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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