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FACTBOX-Storm Sandy blamed for at least 110 deaths in US, Canada

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Sat, 3 Nov 2012 15:44 GMT
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Nov 3 (Reuters) - Deaths in the United States and Canada blamed on Sandy, the ferocious storm that tore across the U.S. East Coast this week, rose to at least 110 on Saturday. In New York City, police said the storm took 40 lives, a reduction of one from previous reports because of what the police department called the reclassification of some deaths that occurred during and after the storm. About half the victims were on Staten Island, the borough that lies across New York Harbor from lower Manhattan. Twenty-two deaths were reported by authorities in hard-hit New Jersey, and 13 in Pennsylvania. The storm killed at least 69 people in the Caribbean, including at least 54 in Haiti and 11 in Cuba, before hitting the U.S. coast on Monday, authorities said. The following are reported and confirmed North American deaths related to the storm. State authorities have said the numbers are subject to change. A decrease may occur if the cause of death is later deemed not to be a direct result of the storm. * New York state: 48 (40 in New York City and eight elsewhere in the state) * New Jersey: 22 * Pennsylvania: 13 * Maryland: 11 * West Virginia: 6 * Connecticut: 4 * Virginia: 2 * North Carolina: 3* * Toronto, Canada: 1 * Includes the missing captain of HMS Bounty, a tall ship that sank 125 miles (200 km) off the southeast coast of Hatteras, North Carolina. The U.S. Coast Guard has ended its search for him. (Massachusetts state police said a traffic accident that killed one man during the time of the storm was not related to the storm or weather.) (Reporting by Harriet McLeod, Edith Honan, Daniel Bases, Tom Brown and Colleen Jenkins; Editing by Jackie Frank)

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