Puerto Rico: 4600 killed because of Hurricane Maria

  • An estimated 4600 people were killed in Puerto Rico due to the hurricane Maria which occurred on September 20. As per the official reports, the death toll stands at 64 as a consequence of devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, which is nearly 70 times less than what several media surveys have reported. This has become the subject of substantial controversy since the hurricane has hit the island. According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, it is found that the Hurricane Maria may be the deadliest disaster to hit the US soil in hundred years.