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4 dead in Hurricane Florence, including mother and baby

The death toll attributed to Florence stands at four Saturday, all in North Carolina


Rescue workers, police and fire department members wait to remove the bodies of a mother and child who were killed by a falling tree as Hurricane Florence made landfall in Wilmington, N.C.


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WILMINGTON, N.C. — The death toll attributed to Florence stands at four Saturday, all in North Carolina. Authorities say some other fatalities were unrelated.

  • A mother and her 8-month-old were killed when a massive tree crushed their brick house Friday, according to a tweet from Wilmington police.
  • A 78-year-old man was electrocuted in the rain while trying to connect extension cords for a generator, Lenoir County spokesman Bryan Hanks says.
  • Another man’s body was found after he went outside to check on his hunting dogs and was blown down, Hanks says.

Authorities say the storm did not cause some other deaths: a woman who died of undetermined causes in a shelter, a woman who suffered a heart attack at home during the storm, and a couple whose apparent murder-suicide was investigated during hurricane conditions in Otway.

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