Eleven Deaths From Exposure So Far In Hungary

  • 4 Nov 2020 10:28 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Eleven Deaths From Exposure So Far In Hungary
Some 11 people have died of exposure since the autumn chilly weather set in, the Hungarian Social Forum announced on Tuesday.

Most of them died in their own unheated homes and others in the outdoors.

The Social Forum said 175 people froze to death in Hungary in the winter of 2019-20.

Nearly 9,000 people have frozen to death since the change of regime, which the organisation ascribes to mass evictions, homelessness, the absence of social council flats, and the neglected health and social care.

It added that mass exposure is the result of political failure as elderly, lonely, ill and helpless people are abandoned.

Founding member Endre Simó said earlier that homelessness could be eliminated in a year, as the two main causes of exposure are a lack of accommodation and social care.

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