LDH confirms new 4 storm-related deaths, blamed on carbon monoxide poisoning

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The Louisiana Department of Health confirmed on Friday the deaths of four more storm-related deaths, bringing the toll so far to ten.

According to the LDH, the deaths were caused by carbon monoxide poisoning.

At least six other deaths have been reported in Louisiana related to Hurricane Laura, including four that Gov. Edwards said Thursday were caused by falling trees. A 24-year-old man also died from carbon dioxide poisoning from a generator inside his home, and another man died of drowning while aboard a sinking ship.

As the state recovers from Hurricane Laura, LDH says it will continue to update the number of verified storm-related deaths.

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