Snow Storm (Blizzard) in Mexico on December 30 2015 05:49 PM (UTC).
Three people were killed in northern Mexico as a result of low temperatures caused by the fifth winter storm,stated today authorities in the states of Chihuahua and Sonora. Two people died of hypothermia in northwestern Chihuahua and 60 suffered frostbites or were poisoned by carbon monoxide, informed the state's Health Secretary, Pedro Hernandez. He added that hospitals and emergency units of the Mexican Social Security Institute attended 120 patients with fractures and other injuries, mostly elderly and children who slipped on the icy pavement. He explained that in 54 municipalities snowed and the state recorded below zero temperatures and freezing temperatures, with a minimum of minus 18 degrees in the town of El Vergel. In Navojoa, the state next to Sonora, a man died of cold and a dozen people were poisoned with carbon monoxide, said the Health Secretary Gilberto Ungson. Also, the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (Sagarpa, in Spanish) said there are ready resources of the insurance contracted by the government and farmers to address the damage caused by the snowfall in the north. In turn, the National Migration Institute recommended domestic and foreign migrants to avoid traveling to northern Mexico, where low temperatures predominate.