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Killer icicles terrorise Russians

By T.K. Randall
March 27, 2010 · Comment icon 9 comments

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Deadly icicles and falling lumps of ice have killed 5 people and injured 147 in St Petersburg.
In Russia's coldest winter for 30 years the falling ice has proven dangerous and deadly, one 21-year-old woman who was hit by ice that was being cleared from a roof has been in a coma since February.
Falling icicles and ice blocks have killed five people and injured 147 in St Petersburg following Russia's coldest winter in 30 years.

Source: Telegraph | Comments (9)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by MisterSurr 15 years ago
Oh no! Could this be the downfall of Russia?
Comment icon #2 Posted by odiesbsc 15 years ago
Most winters here in Montana we usually have a lot of snow and ice but this winter has been unusually mild. When we do have a lot of icicles I always knock them off. The animals are out there (dogs & cats) and I wouldn't want one of them to get stabbed with a falling icicle. When the snow slides off the roof it creates a burm on two sides of the house and that's where my dog likes to take a dump in the winter. Right under the icicles. Odie
Comment icon #3 Posted by Oen Anderson 15 years ago
I once say an icicle about six feet long go through the top of a car that was under it when it fell. If the passenger had of been in the car it would have impaled him.
Comment icon #4 Posted by _Nyx_ 15 years ago
There were some really nasty looking ones hanging under an overpass this winter....I was half afraid to drive through there....let alone walk...there's a sidwalk and schoolkids use it everyday...haven't heard of any icicle incidents though, thankfully.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Coffey 15 years ago
Erm..... I cannot believe they are trying to blame the girl for wearing headphones! What a load of crap! What if she was deaf?! They wouldn't have a leg to stand on then! There should have been visual warnings.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Dark Morphling 15 years ago
wth? 1st purple snow and now this!? looks like Russia has some of the strangest and most deadliest weather in the entire world...
Comment icon #7 Posted by Paracelse 15 years ago
wth? 1st purple snow and now this!? looks like Russia has some of the strangest and most deadliest weather in the entire world... St Petersburg you know, the ghost of Rasputin
Comment icon #8 Posted by little_dreamer 15 years ago
I heard the Sears tower in Chicago sometimes has ice falling that could hurt pedestrians. Probably other skyscrapers in icy conditions as well.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Mac E 15 years ago
I got a nice scratch on my face from a falling icicle this year. My Sister-in-laws egress window cover was also broken by a huge icicle. My son also likes to eat them. Icicles are common place in Minnesota winters.

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