Over 900 people died in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Published on : Tuesday, October 31, 2017

mariaThe official death toll did not bring out the exact number of people who died due to Hurricane Maria, the officials listed only 51 death.



However there were more than 500 people who had been cremated in Puerto Rico due to the severe landfall that took place a month ago.



There were around 911 bodies that got cremated without undergoing examination by a government medical officer for being considered in the official death toll from the storm.


The cause of death was listed as ‘natural causes’ and the official death toll did not take into account the deaths that took place due to the deadly hurricane.


Official entry of the death toll is essential as the victims’ families can claim federal relief, it also reveals how effective the efforts have been.



The Puerto Rico’s Department for Public Safety said that names would only be added if the Institute of Forensic Sciences confirmed.



The cremation of the 911 was permitted after being reviewed by the records but a government medical officer confirmed that the bodies were not examined.



The funeral home and crematorium directors mentioned that they did not receive any official guidance with the instruction of directing the suspected hurricane victims to the institute. The government confirmed that it did not issue any such guidance.

Tags: , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo


  • 02 WTM London 2018
  • 03 imexamerica 2018
  • 03 ITB Asia 2018
  • 09 ttfotm 2018
  • 10 Astana leisure 2018
  • 11 lodgingconference 18
  • 11 ttgincontri 2018
  • 12 plannersxtraordinaire 2018
  • 13 aite 2018
  • 13 bitf 2018
  • 14 Global Wellness Summit 2018
  • 14 SATTE 2019
  • 14 traveltechme 2018
  • 18 hospitalityqatar 18
  • 18 Hotel Management Asia Summit 2018
  • 19 bricsaconsulting 2018
  • 20 CITE_TTW 2018
  • 20 sahicsouthamerica 2018
  • 30 PATA


Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com