Hurricane Hugo

August 12, 2009 2:54 PM

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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