Sandy death toll crosses 60 in US
US toll from Superstorm Sandy has passed 60, local media said.
A total of 63 US citizens have been confirmed dead across 15 states ravaged by the Superstorm, bringing Sandy's overall toll to 135 including Canada and the Caribbean, local media reported.
While many towns along the East Coast were yet to return to normalcy following Monday's superstorm Sandy, buses were back on the New York streets and state Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that limited subway services would resume on Thursday.
New York's LaGuardia airport was also expected to reopen on Thursday. At last count, 19,500 flights had been cancelled because of Sandy, tracking service flightaware.com said. Institutions returning to service also included the UN Security Council, which suffered flooding from the East River.
Large sections of New York, including many skyscrapers in lower Manhattan, remained without electricity, and schools throughout the city were to remain shuttered for the rest of the week. nepalnews.com