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Ice Damage to Forests Estimated at EUR 194M

Ljubljana, 19 February - The Slovenian Forestry Service estimates the damage caused to forests by the recent ice storm at EUR 194m, its acting director Damjan Oražem told the press on Wednesday. As many as 660 hectares of forests will have to be completely cleared.

Ljubljana
Sleet and freezing rain toppled hundreds of trees on castle hill in the centre of Ljubljana.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Ljubljana
Sleet and freezing rain toppled hundreds of trees on castle hill in the centre of Ljubljana.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Ljubljana
Sleet and freezing rain toppled hundreds of trees on castle hill in the centre of Ljubljana.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Ljubljana
Sleet and freezing rain toppled hundreds of trees on castle hill in the centre of Ljubljana.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Pivka
Pivka, in southwestern Slovenia, is encased in ice as the ice storm that brought freezing rain and sleet persists for the fifth day.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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