Wednesday, August 31, 2005
AP: Mayor says Hundreds, likely Thousands dead
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said Wednesday there are likely thousands dead in the city from Hurricane Katrina and the resulting flood.If accurate, the estimate would make Katrina the deadliest hurricane in more than a century."We know there is a significant number of dead bodies in the water," and other people dead in attics, Nagin said. Asked how many, he said: "Minimum, hundreds. Most likely, thousands."