Rus News Journal

the official figure of victims in New Orleans - 196 persons

Is declared. In one of distant areas of New Orleans (State of Louisiana) in a local mortuary within two last days 196 corpses are delivered, has informed in interview to the newspaper " Washington fast " the head of local branch of agency of emergency situations novorleanskogo area " Jefferson parish " Uolter Maestri.

" Many of them - the drowned men, some have been crushed by the fallen trees, some were lost from blow of flying fragments " -   Maestri has told.

It is the first confirmed officially figure of victims of hurricane " Katrina " across New Orleans.

Before the power of the State of Mississippi have informed that as of the end of day on Friday the number of the CFMed victims of hurricane in Mississipi has made 147 persons.

Total number of the confirmed officially victims in states Louisiana and Mississipi has made already 343 persons.