Big freeze that was feared by gas hungry Europe hits Central Asia, Iran

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By bne IntelliNews correspondents There were many chilling stories of hardship in sub-zero temperatures from across Central and South Asia this week as the two regions were hit simultaneously by a severe cold snap bringing temperatures as low as -30 degrees Celsius and a lack of gas and electricity for heating. “Energy crisis in Central Asia is so bad that families with children are forced to sleep in the cars because the latter are warmer than the houses. This situation shows again how energy resources can be captured to serve as a rent for elites, ignoring the needs of populations,” tweeted …

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