2 Electrocuted by Fallen Power Line in Storm in Queens

Two people were electrocuted by a dangling power line and at least five others were injured as a freakish lightning storm swept through the New York region yesterday afternoon, shattering rainfall records. The storm was heaviest, and deadly, in Queens, where 3.8 inches fell at Kennedy Airport in about three hours. A man and a woman whose car had stalled in two and a half feet of water on 15th Avenue in College Point were killed when they climbed out of the car, not noticing the cable hanging from a nearby utility pole into the water below, the police said.

By IAN URBINA; Reporting for this article was contributed by Thomas J. Lueck, Jess Wisloski and Stacy Albin in New York and by Ken Evans in Pittsburgh

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