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Hurricane Sandy: Three victims so far were children

Hurricane Sandy destruction in Grandview Island, Virginia. Photo via Facebook.

The ‘perfect storm’ which struck the eastern seaboard of the United States on Monday, known as “Hurricane Sandy” has sadly resulted in many fatalities, some of them being children.

According to Fox News, the tallies of deaths so far are spread among five state: New York, five. New Jersey, three. Pennsylvania, three. Connecticut, two and one each in Maryland, North Carolina and West Virginia.

Among theĀ casualtiesĀ of the storm, three of them were children. One child was reportedly an 8-years-old Pennsylvania boy who was killed after he was struck by a tree limb.

In New Jersey, the parents of an 11-year-old and a 14-year-old were killed by a tree which crushed them after it fell on them while they were inside their car. Their children survived.

Two of the children who died were residents of New York. Jack Baumler, 11-years-old, and Michael Robson, 13-years-old, were crushed by a falling tree as they played outside their home in Westchester County, New York, Monday evening around 6:45 pm. The children reportedly died instantly.