Sandy's New York death toll rising

2012-11-01 18:52
Car from a kiddie ride from the Seaside Heights NJ boardwalk lies half buried in the sand of Mantoloking, NJ - about 12km to the north from where it originated. (Wayne Parry, AP)

Car from a kiddie ride from the Seaside Heights NJ boardwalk lies half buried in the sand of Mantoloking, NJ - about 12km to the north from where it originated. (Wayne Parry, AP)

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New York - At least 37 people have been killed in New York City due to Superstorm Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Thursday.

Downtown Manhattan and parts of the city's Brooklyn borough remain without electricity, and restoration of power will "take time", Bloomberg said at a briefing.

Sunday's New York Marathon remained on schedule and is "not going to redirect any focus" from the city's safety and recovery efforts, he said.

The city's schools are scheduled to reopen on Monday.

Public school students have been out of school since Monday, when the massive storm slammed into the US east coast, causing high winds and massive flooding.

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