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Tennessee officials confirm additional hypothermia death overnight, in Bledsoe County


NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee officials now say a 30th person has died in relation to severe winter weather this month.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency says the death of a 55-year-old man in Bledsoe County overnight was confirmed to be caused by hypothermia.

TEMA says at least 11 of the deaths were caused by hypothermia.

Several victims died in highway accidents as a result of ice-covered roads or interstates. Some were found dead in their homes after being without heat. At least two were elderly people who were found dead outside their home because they slipped and fell and could not get up.

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