Death toll from Hurricane Laura rises in Louisiana

Louisiana officials have reported two additional deaths tied to Hurricane Laura, bringing the storm's total death toll in the state to 25.
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Louisiana officials have reported two additional deaths tied to Hurricane Laura, bringing the storm’s total death toll in the state to 25. The Louisiana Department of Health said Saturday that a 52-year-old Grant Parish man died of a heat-related illness while removing storm debris. A 25-year-old man in Natchitoches Parish died of electrocution after coming into direct contact with a power line. The Health Department said he was resuscitated at the time but later died. The coroner has confirmed this death was storm-related. The Category 4 storm roared ashore in southwest Louisiana on Aug. 27. ?Five deaths in Texas were also attributed to the storm.

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