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Two people die in Louisiana because of Hurricane Delta

Washington: Hurricane Delta has led to the death of two people in the US state of Louisiana, the local health department informed on Monday.

“Louisiana Department of Health on Sunday verifies two deaths tied to Hurricane Delta,” the health authorities said in a statement, specifying that a 86-year-old male and a 70-year-old woman died, both as a result of domestic fires.

The 86-year-old man died in St. Martin Parish after a fire started when he was fuelling a power generator in his shed.

On Sunday, around 250,000 power outages occurred across Louisiana, according to US media reports.

Hurricane Delta made landfall in Louisiana as a category 2 hurricane on Friday. It has since weakened to a post-tropical cyclone.

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