18 dead after US storms cut power in East

Last Updated: Monday, July 2, 2012 - 20:41

Washington: The death toll is at least 18 in weekend storms that have left millions without electricity in a swath of states from the East Coast to Ohio and Illinois.

The latest reported death was in West Virginia. Authorities there said on Monday, a person died when riding an all-terrain vehicle that hit a fallen tree on a road early yesterday.

Previous reports had at least six people killed in Virginia, three in North Carolina, two each in New Jersey and Maryland, one in Ohio, one in Kentucky and one in Washington.
Most deaths were from trees falling on homes and cars. Around 2 million customers across the region were without power this morning. And utility officials said the power would likely be out for several more days.

PTI



First Published: Monday, July 2, 2012 - 20:41

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