Over 20 dead in U.S. polar vortex, frostbite amputations feared

Frozen pants stand alone in Saint Anthony Village, Minnesota, U.S. January 30, 2019 in this image obtained from social media on January 31, 2019. Pam Metcalf/via REUTERS

(Reuters) – Tens of millions of Americans braved Arctic-like temperatures on Thursday as low as minus 56 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 49 Celsius) that paralyzed the U.S. Midwest and were blamed for at least 21 deaths. Warmer-than-normal weather was on the way, but that offered little comfort to vulnerable populations such as the homeless and elderly […]

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