Emergency winter supplies began reaching citizens in the frozen Saudi Arabian region of Tabuk and Qasim today.
King Abudllah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud ordered that government assistance should be given in the areas, which witnessed sub-zero temperatures this week.
Supplies of blankets, winter clothes, rugs, warming devices and food were all distributed free of charge.
Temperatures reached their lowest point in 30 years, plunging to -2C in the capital, Riyadh, and to -6C in mountainous regions blanketed by snow.
At least 10 people have died in the country as a weather system driven South from Siberia sent temperatures plummeting.For all the latest health tips & news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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