Black People : 500 people identified new orleans

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  1. indya

    indya Well-Known Member MEMBER

    United States
    Aug 4, 2004
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    I came across this article and wanted to pass it on. The coroner has identified 500 bodies so far out of 1,050 and the racial break down is about the same as the population of the city before the hurricane.

    About 60 percent of the nearly 500 victims identified so far were age 61 or older, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reported.

    Forty-two percent of the identified victims were black, 37 percent white and 3 percent Hispanic, the report said. The remaining 18 percent weren't identified by race or ethnicity.