LA Death Toll: 10,000 Plus?

By Matty on 9:47 AM

Good Lord. What else can be said. This story posted at Yahoo! News. Photo from

Fri Sep 2, 1:02 PM ET

BATON ROUGE, United States (AFP) - US Senator David Vitter said that the death toll from Hurricane Katrina could top 10,000 in Louisiana alone.

"My guess is that it will start at 10,000, but that is only a guess," Vitter said, adding that he was not basing his remarks on any official death toll or body count.

Vitter, a Louisiana Republican, also called for the immediate deployment of regular US combat troops in New Orleans, saying the build-up of National Guard troops was too slow to quickly restore order. Read entire story


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