More Bodies Found

From Scout:

3 more bodies were found in the Lower 9th Ward….

The discovery of the bodies in the 2400 block of Tupelo Street, near the St. Bernard Parish line — two of them within 20 feet of each other in the same debris pile — brings to seven the number of bodies discovered since the special operations unit of the Fire Department resumed recovery work on March 2, said Fire Chief Steve Glynn, chief of special operations for the New Orleans Fire Department.

He said six have been found in the Lower 9th Ward, and one in Lakeview. Most have been found under the debris of collapsed or shifted houses. Only one has been found in a house that was still standing — in an attic.

None of the bodies has been identified, and all are so badly decomposed that the Orleans Parish coroner’s office couldn’t determine their genders.

Update: There is controversy over the Katrina death toll and this very good blog has the figure at 1599. The least controversial figures are below….. Louisiana…………1287

Mississippi…………231 (older # until discrepancy can be determined)

Florida……………….14

Alabama………………2

Georgia………………..2

+ 3 bodies just found

Total……………..1539

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