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Over 90 deaths attributed to 2003 blackout

Thursday, January 26, 2012
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A look at New York City during the 2003 blackout. (WABC Photo / WABC)

If you thought that massive blackout in 2003 had no death toll in New York City, think again.

A new analysis of data from that summer found there was a 28% spike in deaths during the power outage.

City health officials had attributed six deaths to the blackout, most from carbon monoxide poisoning.

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But researchers now say there were 90 other fatalities. Some were from accidents, but most were from health problems including heart and respiratory conditions.

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