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Katrina death toll tops 1,060

September 22, 2005

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (Reuters) – The death toll from
Hurricane Katrina climbed to 1,069 on Thursday after Louisiana
officials raised the number of confirmed fatalities in that
state to 832.

There were 218 dead in Mississippi and 19 deaths confirmed
in Florida, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee from the August 29
storm.

Louisiana, the state hardest hit by the hurricane with
flooding in New Orleans, raised its death toll from the 799 it
reported on Wednesday and crews continued to search for bodies.




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