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7th December, 2017

Over 20 persons die of exposure



A total of 23 have people died of exposure by early December, the Hungarian Social Forum reported yesterday.

Of the fatalities eight people died in the open air, eight in unheated homes and seven in a hospital because they could no longer be saved, the website nyugat reports. (atv.hu; alfahir.hu)
7th December, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of unauthorized chimneys identified



On Wednesday the disaster prevention authority announced that it has discovered hundreds of thousands of unauthorized chimneys.

This year the authority took over the inspection of household chimneys from chimney sweeping companies.

They had expected to inspect 1.8 million chimneys but the actual figure came to over 2 million.

Most of the unauthorized chimneys were found in Pest county, followed by Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen and Baranya counties, HVG reported. (hvg.hu; napi.hu; index.hu; 444.hu)
7th December, 2017

Flying Gizi freed for Christmas



Repulos Gizi (Flying Gizi) will be released from prison three days before Christmas, the tabloid Blikk reported on Wednesday. Gizi is in prison for failing to pay a fine imposed on her for committing misdemeanours.

To date the 91-year-old woman has been convicted more than 20 times and her sentence exceeds 17 years.

In the early fifties when domestic flights operated in Hungary she would board a plane in Budapest in the morning to Miskolc, Debrecen, Szeged or Szombathely, steal valuables, and then return to Budapest in the evening. (168ora.hu; mno.hu; propeller.hu; hvg.hu; atv.hu; 444.hu; 24.hu)


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