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#HurricaneMaria death toll raised to a staggering 2,975

Hurricane Maria killed 2,975 people in Puerto Rico, according to the results of a long-awaited independent investigation commissioned by the government of the US island territory. After nearly a year of controversy over the true toll of the September 2017 monster storm, the governor of Puerto Rico said the new estimate would now be considered the official death toll. US President Donald Trump previously described Puerto Rico’s death toll as not 'a real catastrophe like Katrina' when he witnessed the devastation for himself.

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