Puerto Rican Government Admits At Least 1,427 People Died After Hurricane Maria

HeadlineAug 10, 2018

Puerto Rico’s government has acknowledged that 1,427 people died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The figures cited in the Puerto Rican government report are from death registry statistics. Yet the Puerto Rican government says it has still not updated the official death toll, which continues to be 64—a figure 20 times lower than the number of people the government is now claiming died. A Harvard study has estimated that as many as 4,645 people may have died in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

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