Hurricane Hugo

August 12, 2009

The 26 who lost their lives

As people scurried to add up Hurricane Hugo's damage in terms of dollars and discomfort, many forgot that the storm took human lives -- at least 26 of them. Some were strong and hard-headed, but six were senior citizens and five were 8 years old or younger. Six burned to death, six drowned, nine were crushed, two were electrocuted, two died of heart attacks and one was cut by a saw. These are the stories of those who perished.

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