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Massive Storm Sandy Blamed for 64 Deaths in US

11-01-2012 09:06 BJT Special Report:Hurricane Sandy slams US |

NEW YORK - Sandy, the massive storm that tore through the U.S. East Coast, is being blamed at this time for the deaths of 64 people, many of whom were killed by falling trees or branches.

The storm, at one point extending 1,000 miles (1,609 km) in diameter, is making its way north over inland New York,Pennsylvania and into Canada. It knocked out power for millions and crippled transportation systems along the densely populated coastal region.

The following are confirmed deaths related to the storm's activity, however state emergency management agencies and governor's offices have warned the numbers are subject to change and could go up or down.

New York State: 30 (22 in New York City)

Maryland: 9

New Jersey: 6

Pennsylvania: 6

West Virginia: 5

Connecticut: 4

Virginia: 2

North Carolina: 1*

Toronto, Canada: 1


Editor:James |Source: China Daily/Agencies

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