Friday, January 27, 2006

Katrina Death Toll At 1,417

Robert Lindsay:
The death toll from Hurricane Katrina climbed sharply on January 24, with the addition of 25 new deaths to the count, 23 in Louisiana and two in Mississippi, according to several news articles published on that date in the The New Orleans Times-Picayune (two articles), The Birmingham News, The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Louisiana Weekly and The Insurance Journal.

That puts the new death toll over the 1,400 mark for the first time, at 1,417, up from 1,392 on January 17, a week before. [...]

Note that there are still around 3,200 people missing from Hurricane Katrina as of January 18, and possibly 5-10% of these may be dead.
I.e., another 160 fatalities may still not have been found. Click through for links to the various newspapers Lindsay cites.


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