Man found encased in an ice tomb after getting caught in 'freezing rain'

A homeless man was found in an ice grave in Russia after a deluge of “icy rain”.

The well-known local figure was on his way to Pokrovsky Cathedral when he fell in a few seconds in Vladivostok and froze to death.

The 60-year-old man with a mask lived on the street near where his body buried with ice was found.

The Primorsky region on Russia’s Pacific coast has suffered several days of horrific weather with heavy rain frozen by strong icy winds.

Cars, trees, electricity and suspension bridge cables have all been damaged on the highway.

The homeless man was found by the building’s janitor named Yevgeny, who told the Siberian Times.

“The homeless man fell and was buried in ice. The man’s body was found at the entrance to the cathedral,”

‘He’s frozen to death. He was a local homeless person and came in several times.

“As far as I know, he had followed a rehabilitation program, but then returned to old habits.

“Unfortunately we see such horrible scenes almost every season …

“Last year, five people were found in the park after similar cyclones.”

About 120,000 people in the region have been without electricity for three days or more.

About 23,000 people had no heating in freezing temperatures.

At least five services on the world-famous Trans Siberian Railway were delayed.

The 3,622 ft Russky Bridge, the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, had to be closed.