Bronx Woman Dies in Mass Power Outage

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When a transformer exploded in the wee hours of the morning today, 4,000 Bronx residents were left without power — 37 of which were on ventilators and taken into FDNY medical units in critical condition. One 49-year-old woman, who was living on a ventilator, died early in the morning at a rehabilitation center whose backup generator failed; no efforts were taken to resuscitate her. The power was fully restored by about 6:30 a.m.