German town declares state of emergency after heavy snowfall

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The highest red warnings are in place in Germany and Austria with up to six more feet of snow expected before the weekend amid chaos on roads and railways. At least 15 people have died amid the weather chaos including a 16-year-old German-Australian boy who was killed on a ski slope in Austria. In the Austrian town of Hohentauern there were 2,000 people trapped as three feet of snow fell overnight and covered the roads. Pictured top left: snow covers the ground in Salzburg, Austria; top right: a bicycle decked in snow in Ilmenau, central Germany; bottom left: a regional train is stuck at Berchtesgaden station in southern Germany; bottom right: a man abandons his car in Kars, Turkey.

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