Hurricane Maria killed 4,600 people in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria killed 4,600 people in Puerto Rico, 70 times the official toll, a Harvard University study says.

A third of those deaths after last September’s hurricane was due to interruptions in medical care caused by power outages, and blocked or washed out roads, researchers said, reports BBC.

Interviews conducted in Puerto Rico found a 60% increase in mortality in the three months after the storm. The official death toll currently stands at 64.

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