Puerto Rico says hurricane-linked deaths may top 1,400

Puerto Rico says hurricane-linked deaths may top 1,400Puerto Rico for the first time has told Congress that its 1,427 additional deaths last year compared to 2016 may have resulted from Hurricane Maria, a dramatic spike from the official toll of 64. A June government report showed that in the four months after Hurricane Maria, the island registered 1,427 more deaths than in the same period the previous year. Wednesday's report to Congress made the connection.




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