01 Oct 2022, 08:32

Hurricane Ian death toll at 23: Florida authorities

FORT MYERS, United States, Oct 1, 2022 (BSS/AFP) - The death toll in Florida from Hurricane Ian now stands at 23, the southern US state's Department of Law Enforcement said Friday.

Many of the fatalities from the monster storm were from drowning, the department said in a release sent to AFP.

News outlets quoting county officials have given even higher tolls, with CNN saying 45 fatalities have been blamed on Ian.

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