Puerto Rico acknowledges Hurricane Maria likely killed hundreds | Al Jazeera English

August 10, 2018 1:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Puerto Rico’s government has acknowledged that Hurricane Maria killed 1,400 people – that’s more than 20 times the official death toll.

The government made the new estimate in a report to the US Congress, where it’s asking for $139bn to rebuild the island.

Al Jazeera’s Heidi Zhou-Castro reports.

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