First Sandy-related death confirmed in Connecticut, USA

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A woman has died in Connecticut from Sandy-related injuries Monday night.

The woman, who has not been identified at this time, became trapped under a tree on West Highland Road in Mansfield around 6:30 p.m.

A woman was home alone when her two neighbors came over and told her a tree fell on her house, according to witnesses. On the way back to their home, the woman was hit and killed by the tree.

A power line was wrapped around the tree when it fell and fatally injured the person during the incident. Two people were taken to  Windham Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Crews from Connecticut Light and Power and a tree company were called to the scene to extricate the person from tree.

The cause and manner of death will be determined after an autopsy is preformed later this week.

The incident is under investigation by state police.

A firefighter has also been seriously injured after a tree fall on him on Judd Road in Easton, police said.


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