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Sandy death toll rises to 70 in US

11-01-2012 18:38 BJT Special Report:Hurricane Sandy slams US |

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The death toll from Superstorm Sandy has climbed to at least 70 in the United States. More than 17 States have been affected.

Things are improving in New York City and the UN headquarters is to reopen after three-day closure. But widespread outages are still paralysing transport. New York’s JFK and Newark airports reopened on Wednesday with a limited number of flights.

The city’s third airport, Laguardia, is still closed due to severe damage. Some railways in New York suburb resumed on Wednesday after a four day closure. And there will be a limited subway service on Thursday. Many residential areas, business districts and public facilities are still without power.

Hospitals have had to evacuate patients because of the blackout, with some 500 moved from New York’s Bellevue Hospital. The New York stock exchange reopened after a rare two-day closure, operating on generators. Power suppliers say it will take 10 days to repair damaged circuits and restore power.

 

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CCTV.com

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