- Title: Albanian army flies aid to remote mountain villages cut off by snow
- Date: 16th January 2017
- Summary: NEAR TIRANA, ALBANIA (JANUARY 15, 2017) (REUTERS) ALBANIAN ARMY HELICOPTER/TRANSPORT VEHICLE ARRIVING HELICOPTER TAIL/MOUNTAINS COVERED IN SNOW VARIOUS OF SOLDIERS LOADING AID AND SUPPLIES INTO HELICOPTER WORKERS/SOLDIERS UNLOADING VAN WITH SUPPLIES SOLDIERS CARRYING BOXES TO HELICOPTER BOXES STACKED INSIDE HELICOPTER VARIOUS OF HELICOPTER ENGINE STARTING IN AIR, MIRDITA REGION, ALBANIA (JANUARY 15, 2017) (REUTERS) MOUNTAINS COVERED IN SNOW CLOUD/MOUNTAINS PILOTS/MOUNTAINS HELICOPTER CREW/AID BOXES VARIOUS OF VILLAGES SEEN FROM AIR LOCAL PEOPLE WAITING FOR THE HELICOPTER TO LAND IN AIR, MIRDITA REGION, ALBANIA (JANUARY 15, 2017) (REUTERS) VILLAGERS APPROACHING HELICOPTER VARIOUS OF VILLAGERS AND SOLDIERS UNLOADING HELICOPTER BOXES WITH AID
- Embargoed: 30th January 2017 15:59
- Keywords: snow cold winter mountains villages aid supplies
- Location: NEAR TIRANA, MIRDITA REGION, ALBANIA
- City: NEAR TIRANA, MIRDITA REGION, ALBANIA
- Country: Albania
- Topics: Environment,Weather
- Reuters ID: LVA0015ZBYTDL
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The Albanian Army is delivering aid supplies to villages cut off after heavy snowfall in the country.
At least four people died after temperatures fell below -20 Celsius in Albania, with thousands left without heating or cut off from the outside world in remote regions.
Three men froze to death and a fourth victim fell off the roof while trying to clear snow. One man was reported missing.
Many villages in northern Albania have been cut off by heavy snowfalls, leaving them reliant on air lifts from the Albanian army for food and medicine.
Army helicopters are making 2-3 daily aid distribution flights to the snow stranded remote areas of the country.
Frozen reservoirs have left many households without water and power outages occurred across the country.
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