At least four dead as deep freeze grips United States

A woman walks through a gust of blowing snow in downtown Chicago Credit: Reuters

At least four people have been killed as an Arctic front continues to grip the United States bringing the coldest temperatures in two decades.

The weather-related deaths reported include a 48-year-old Chicago man who had a heart attack while shoveling snow on Sunday and an elderly woman who was found outside her Indianapolis home on Monday.

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