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Tuesday, 30 October 2012 - 13:36
Storm Sandy kills 13 in US, Canada
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At least 13 people were killed in the United States and Canada as the megastorm Sandy slammed into the US East Coast, tearing down trees and power lines with hurricane-strength gusts.

Local officials in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and North Carolina reported 12 dead from the massive storm system, and Toronto police said a Canadian woman was killed by flying debris.

Nearly 15,000 flights were grounded today as the powerful storm Sandy thwarted travel up and down the US East Coast with powerful winds and blinding rain that could linger for days.

The number is expected to grow as the slow-moving cyclone churns inland after making landfall near Atlantic City, New Jersey and combines with a cold front coming down from Canada that could whip up as much as three feet of snow.

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