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US winter storm takes 9 lives

At least nine people died in a winter storm that hit the US Midwest and moved toward Washington DC, media reported.

The storm that began in the Midwest on Friday lest thousands of people without power, canceled dozens of flights and covered highways with sleet and slush, dropping some 15 to 17 centimeters of snow in parts of Virginia and Maryland.

Four people were killed in Missouri in snow-related crashes that also injured 57 people. An Illinois State Police Trooper was killed outside his patrol car when another vehicle hit him. Three more victims were reported in Kansas.

Breaking the News / KP