Sandy death toll up to at least 12 as superstorm makes landfall

(CNN) - The death toll from Sandy is up to 12 Monday evening in the U.S and Canada as the superstorm makes landfall on the East Coast.

Two people in Morris County, N.J., were killed when a tree fell on their car, the county's emergency management director, Jeffrey Paul, said in a statement.

Five people have been killed in the state of New York -- including a man hit by a tree while inside his Queens home -- because of Sandy, said Rich Azzopardi, a spokesman for Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

And in Mansfield, Conn., one person was killed when a falling tree struck three family members as they were heading to a neighbor's home that still had power Monday evening, Connecticut State Police said. The two others had injuries that weren't life-threatening.

In Canada, a woman was killed when she was struck by flying debris in Toronto, the city police said on its Twitter feed Monday night. The city is also experiencing wind gusts, wet roads and heavy rain. About 6,000 customers are without power, police said.

CNN reports there were additional deaths in West Virginia and North Carolina as well.

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