San Juan, Officials in Puerto Rico now say

2,975 people died following Hurricane Maria – a devastating storm that

struck the US island territory in September 2017.

The revised death toll is nearly 50 times the previous estimate

of 64.

Puerto Rico has struggled to repair its infrastructure and power

grid since the storm, and is asking US Congress for $139bn (Pound 108bn)

in recovery funds, the BBC reported.

Source: Oman News Agency