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Eastern US storms leave 2 dead, 2M without power

Eastern US storms leave 2 dead, 2M without power

Police in northern Virginia say two people have been killed by falling trees in massive storms that wiped out power to more than 2 million people across the eastern United States.
Fairfax County police spokeswoman Mary Ann Jennings says one of the victims was a 90-year-old woman who was asleep in bed Friday night when heavy winds blew a tree onto her house in Springfield. Another death was reported in Springfield when a tree collapsed onto a car.
In addition, a park police officer was injured by a falling tree and an 18-year-old man was struck by a power line. He was in stable condition after receiving CPR.
Power outages were reported from Indiana up the Atlantic coast following a day of sweltering heat, including record-setting temperatures in Washington, D.C.


Updated : 2021-01-27 13:05 GMT+08:00