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Sandy Death Toll in PA Reaches 12

At least 12 people in Pennsylvania have died as a result of Superstorm Sandy, while two other deaths have been unofficially linked to the storm.

The variety of causes – falls, fires, poisoning, even suicide – is a stark reminder that tragedy can strike in different ways.

Following are summaries from the Philadelphia Inquirer of the fatalities:

  • Four people died, including a 90-year-old woman in Upper Merion Township, from carbon-monoxide poisoning from portable generators.
  • An eight-year-old child died when a tree limb struck him outside his family home.
  • A Berks County man was killed when a tree crashed onto his house.
  • Two Lehigh County residents died from exposure to the cold.
  • Two people were killed in vehicle accidents related to the storm.
  • An 88-year-old Wayne County woman fractured her neck and died when she fell down the stairs in her home, which had lost power.
  • An 82-year-old widow who lived alone and was already grieving the loss of her only child, apparently killed herself with a gunshot after a tree fell on her home.

In addition, authorities are still investigating the deaths of two people who died in a house fire that occurred after power was restored.

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