Puerto Rico report raises storm's fatalities to 1,427

Posted: August 10, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

A child shines a light June 1 on hundreds of shoes at a memorial in front of the Puerto Rico Capitol in San Juan for people who died as a result of Hurricane Maria.

The government of Puerto Rico has quietly acknowledged in a report posted online that more than 1,400 people died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria -- a figure that is more than 20 times the official death toll.

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