2023 Author: Steven Freeman | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-27 15:22
The devastation generated in Puerto Rico after the passage of Hurricane Maria was much more tragic than the government has wanted to confirm, this according to a recent study delivered by several prestigious universities, which revealed that the number of deaths left by the cyclone it is much higher than what has been assured.
The official balance of deaths related to Maria delivered by the Puerto Rico government was 64, but the research led by Harvard University ensures that the number of people who died would be around 4,645, as revealed by CNN through its website at line.
The dramatic numbers compiled by the group of investigators would represent a complete setback for the government of President Donald Trump, who assured on his late visit to the island that what happened in Puerto Rico was not a "real catastrophe" like the passage of Katrina. in 2005. On that occasion, at least 1,833 people lost their lives.
"The numbers (presented by the government) … emphasize the lack of attention by the United States government to the fragile infrastructure of Puerto Rico," says the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on the overwhelming discrepancy in figures presented.
According to Carlos Albizu, one of the study's authors, one of the reasons why his research presents such a different number from that of the government is that his team took the trouble to interview and visit thousands of homes in Puerto Rico, which It allowed us to have a closer estimate of the reality left by the tragedy.
Donald Trump throwing paper towels on his visit to Puerto Rico.
After learning of the new statistics, the island's authorities have assured that they will take into account the figures provided, while awaiting the results on June 1 of a study requested by the government from George Washington University.
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