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Hurricane Sandy Death Toll in U.S. Climbs to 59

Patch sites in the North have been covering the storm and the fatalities it has caused.

U.S. Death Toll Climbs to 59

As of Wednesday afternoon, Hurricane Sandy's death toll stood at 59, a number that has been steadily climbing as the East Coast assesses the damage and continues recovery efforts from this week's superstorm.

The number, reported by the Associated Press via the New York Times, includes 22 in New York City.

Our sister Patch sites in the North have reported on some of the fatalities:

Man Dies After Being Trapped Under Tree

Tree Crushes 2 Boys in Home

4 Pennsylvania Deaths Attributed to Hurricane

New Jersey Confirms 6 Dead from Hurricane

2 Dead in Connecticut from Hurricane

Hurricane Kills 2 in Maryland

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