Hurricane Irma toll jumps to 12 in Florida: official

Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 Sunday, swelling waterways an estimated 10 to 15 feet, according to published reports

world Updated: Sep 13, 2017 10:03 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse, Miami
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The severly damaged Sea Breeze Trailer Park complex is shown following powerful Hurricane Irma on September 12, 2017 in Islamorada, a village encompassing six of the Florida Keys. (AFP)

Hurricane Irma killed at least 12 people in Florida when it cut a deadly path of destruction through the idyllic Key islands and deep inland in the southeastern US state, officials said Tuesday.

“Currently, the number of confirmed deaths attributable to Hurricane Irma stands at 12,” Florida Division of Emergency Management spokesman Alberto Moscoso told AFP, as workers picked through the rubble left by the storm.

First Published: Sep 13, 2017 10:02 IST