Puerto Ri­can agency sues govern­ment to ob­tain death data

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Puerto Rico’s In­sti­tute of Statis­tics an­nounced Fri­day that it has sued the U.S. ter­ri­tory’s health depart­ment and de­mo­graphic reg­istry to ob­tain data on the num­ber of deaths af­ter Hurricane Maria. Many be­lieve the of­fi­cial toll of 64 deaths is a se­vere un­der­count.

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