Ike death count now 18 in Texas

By: By The Associated Press
By: By The Associated Press

Authorities have reported a total of 52 deaths in 11 states as Ike moved from Texas northeastward across the U.S.:

Texas - 18, including at least five in Harris County from carbon monoxide poisoning. A woman in Port Arthur died when she was refueling a generator that caught fire in a house without electricity.

Louisiana - six, including two contractors who were electrocuted.

Tennessee - two, both golfers killed by a falling tree.

Arkansas - one, a man killed by a tree falling on a mobile home.

Ohio - six, including five by falling trees and one person electrocuted while working on a generator.

Indiana - seven, including a father and son killed helping children escape from a ditch.

Illinois - two, including an elderly man found in a flooded backyard.

Missouri - four, including a woman struck by a tree limb and an elderly man suspected of drowning in a flooded yard.

Kentucky - two, a 10-year-old boy struck by a tree limb while mowing a lawn and a woman exposed to carbon monoxide fumes from a generator at her home.

Pennsylvania - two, a 46-year-old man struck by tree limb while helping remove a large tree from a house, and a 43-year-old utility worker who was electrocuted when he stepped on a live wire while working to repair power lines.

Michigan - two, a 20-month-old boy apparently drowned in a stormwater-filled ditch near Auburn, Mich., and a 15-year-old killed when his all-terrain vehicle crashed into a hidden ravine created by storm water.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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