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UPDATE: Death toll from Hurricane Michael rises to at least six

Thursday, October 11, 2018

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PANAMA CITY, United States (AFP) — The death toll from Hurricane Michael, which slammed into the Florida coast as a Category 4 storm, has risen to at least six in three states, US officials said on Thursday.

The Gadsden County Sheriff's Office confirmed four fatalities in the Florida Panhandle county, which is west of the state capital Tallahassee.

In Georgia, where the storm moved after making landfall Wednesday in the Panhandle, an 11-year-old girl also died, the rescue chief in Seminole County said.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said on Twitter that Michael, downgraded to a tropical storm, had also claimed a life in his state, when a tree fell on a car.

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