28 Aug '11, 1am

Toll from Hurricane Irene rises to 7

Toll from Hurricane Irene rises to 7

WASHINGTON: The toll as Hurricane Irene lashed the eastern United States has risen to at least eight, including an 11-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl, emergency officials said Saturday. The boy died when a tree fell on his apartment in Newport News, a city on a coastal peninsula in Virginia, while the girl died in North Carolina as her family were heading home from a beach holiday and the traffic lights failed. Five of the fatalities were in North Carolina, where Irene made landfall early Saturday morning with 85 mile (140 kilometre) per hour winds, before heading up the eastern seaboard on course for a rare direct hit on New York. "A 15-year-old girl was killed in a car accident on her way back from the beach after vacationing in North Carolina," emergency official Patty McQuillan told AFP. "The traffic light at the intersection was not working, the power was out." Vi...

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