In a final insult to an already battered and bruised US East Coast population, Superstorm Sandy has caused coffins to rise up from the ground.
The bizarre and undignified sight came about from the pressure of water that built up in the ground, pushing the caskets to the surface.
In a cemetery in Crisfield, Maryland, a casket was pictured having broken through a heavy slab covering the grave.
President Obama described the effects of the storm as “heart-breaking”.
The death toll now stands at 50, with damage caused by the 1,000-mile wide storm estimated at a staggering $50billion (£31billion).
Around eight million people are without power and parts of the East Coast have been left looking like scenes from a disaster movie.
In New York mobile phone and wi-fi masts went down, a building had its façade ripped off and some subway stations were flooded with water.
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