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Superstorm Sandy death toll at 121 in North-Eastern US
Sapa-dpa | 13 November, 2012 07:18
An insurance claims adjuster climbs the entrance to a house in the Breezy Point neighborhood which was left devastated by Hurricane Sandy in the New York borough of Queens November 12, 2012. Police raised the storm-related fatality toll in New York City to 43 and at least 121 people have perished in the storm, which caused an estimated $50 billion in property damage and economic losses and ranks as one of the most destructive natural disasters to hit the U.S. Northeast. Image by: ADREES LATIF / Reuters
A home that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy, is seen in Union Beach, New Jersey November 12, 2012. At least 121 people perished in the storm, which caused an estimated $50 billion in property damage and economic losses and ranks as one of the most destructive natural disasters to hit the U.S. Northeast. Image by: ERIC THAYER / REUTERS
One 77-year-old man died on Sunday from injuries suffered when Sandy hit Rockaway, Queens, on October 29. Police also discovered one more body during clean-up operations the same day on Staten Island, bringing the total death toll in New York to 43.
The two New York City boroughs' residential areas along the Atlantic seashores suffered major destruction from the storm.
Government officials in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut estimated property and economic damages caused by Sandy at 50 billion dollars. Sandy caused widespread flooding and power outages, affecting millions.