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Puerto Rico to Review Hurricane Death Toll Following Reports Nearly 1,000 Died

HeadlineDec 19, 2017

Puerto Rico’s government said Monday it’s launching an official review of the death count from Hurricane Maria. The storm devastated the island on September 20, and since then the government has put the official death toll at 64. But several investigations have revealed that nearly 1,000 more people died. This comes as the Center for Investigative Journalism in Puerto Rico reported this week that, close to three months since the storm, 45 people are still listed as missing, and efforts by Puerto Rico’s police to locate them have been minimal or almost nonexistent. After headlines, we’ll go to San Juan to speak with Puerto Rican journalist Omaya Sosa.

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