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Sandy death toll rises to 82
 
Homes wrecked by superstorm Sandy in Seaside Heights, N.J.: Some 2 million people have had their power restored on the East Coast, but another 6 million remain in the dark.
Homes wrecked by superstorm Sandy in Seaside Heights, N.J.: Some 2 million people have had their power restored on the East Coast, but another 6 million remain in the dark.
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As rescuers search houses all across the Northeast, the death toll from superstorm Sandy continues to rise, with 82 now counted among the dead in North America. Officials warn that the number could continue to climb. In the New York City borough of Staten Island, 15 bodies have been recovered. In all, 34 people have died in the city. In hard-hit New Jersey, 12 people have died. As people begin the recovery process, lines began forming at gas stations across the East Coast, prompting fuel shortages in many areas. About 4.7 million homes and businesses remain without power across the region.

 

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