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Friday, 02 November 2012 - 11:19
Sandy death toll keeps climbing
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The death toll from Sandy keeps rising as swathes of the US East Coast battle to recover, three days after being battered by the massive storm.

More than 80 people are now known to have died in the US, 37 in New York City alone, and others remain missing.

About 4.5 million customers in 12 states are still without power, and chronic fuel shortages persist.

The National Guard is to deliver a million meals and bottled water to New Yorkers affected by the storm.

The number of dead in the US has exceeded the toll from the Caribbean, where 69 people were killed by Sandy.

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