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Puerto Rico / Hurricane Maria / Death Toll #1118079

CNN Evening News for Monday, Nov 20, 2017
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(Studio: John Berman) Report introduced.

(San Juan: Leyla Santiago) The questions about the official death toll in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria examined; scenes shown; details given about the death numbers from funeral homes & the difficulties of linking deaths to the hurricane. [Daughter of Pepe Sanchez, Roxana SANCHEZ - {thru reporter's translation} talks about her father's heart attack death.] [Puerto Rico secretary of public safety Hector PESQUERA†- affirms the 55 deaths; explains not contacting the funeral homes about hurricane-related deaths.] [San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin CRUZ†- says the death toll is higher.] The response of officials to the death toll numbers & the status of restoring power with problems with the Whitefish Energy contracts discussed.

Berman, John;
Santiago, Leyla

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