Death toll from Harvey rises to 31 as 6 more fatalities confirmed

HOUSTON (AP) – Authorities say they have confirmed six more deaths from Harvey, bringing the toll to at least 31.

Harris County – which is home to flood-ravaged Houston – confirmed the additional deaths Wednesday night and said they still needed to do autopsies on another eight people to see if their deaths were storm-related.

The deaths announced Wednesday included a man who stepped on live electrical wire in floodwaters and an evacuee who was found unresponsive on a charter bus.

Most of the other deaths were drownings.

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