180 Hungarians Died Of Exposure In Winter

  • 31 Jul 2018 7:04 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
180 Hungarians Died Of Exposure In Winter
After 18 months of government secrecy, police yesterday confirmed that 180 people died of exposure last winter, two-thirds of them in their own home.

Most lived in Budapest and the poorer Borsod and Szabolcs counties. 

The government only released the data after a court ordered it to in a case brought by the NGOs A Város Mindenkié and Utcajogász Egyesület.

Government politicians regularly avoided giving answers to the question in recent months.

A Város Mindenkié says this is a system-level problem, since the victims died of exposure mostly due to poverty.

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