At least 11 dead in US from freezing storm

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At least eleven people have died in the United States due to an ice storm that is sweeping across parts of the central and eastern parts of the country and shows no signs of coming to an end.

The eleven deaths were counted in four states and occurred due to the dangerous and potentially deadly conditions caused by the extremely cold temperatures that have been affecting the country for several days.

According to information provided by authorities in the state of Kansas, three people have died in car accidents related to the severe weather in the, CNN reported.

In the state of Missouri, one person died after the vehicle he was in skidded on the asphalt and fell into a frozen creek.

In Ohio, four people were also killed in a car accident, while several others were injured.

Kentucky state governor Andy Beshear confirmed the deaths of two more people in a car crash, as well as the death of a homeless man in the city of Louisville.

According to U.S. media reports, weather forecasts indicate that the storm will bring heavy snowfall, wind and snowstorms, and even flooding in some parts of the northeast coast in the coming hours.

At the moment, there is no respite in sight until after Christmas Day, CNN reported.

More than a million people were without electricity in several states, especially in the Northeast region, which includes states such as New York, Maine, New Hampshire and Connecticut.

The weather conditions also led to the cancellation of more than 5,000 flights and the delay of another 10,000 flights through Friday.