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7 Deaths, 2 in Miami-Dade, Related to Hurricane Matthew: Officials

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    7 Deaths, 2 in Miami-Dade, Related to Hurricane Matthew: Officials
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    This GOES East satellite image posted at 5:12 p.m. and provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Hurricane Matthew moving northwest along the east coast of Florida, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016.

    The deaths of seven people - including two Miami-Dade residents - have been connected with Hurricane Matthew, according to the state medical examiner.

    Both Miami-Dade deaths were caused when the victims, both men in their 70s, fell from ladders while preparing their homes for the hurricane, according to a report issued Monday.

    The manner of death for the men - ages 71 and 78 - is listed as accidental with blunt injuries the probable cause of death listed. The deaths happened between October 4-5.

    Of the other five deaths in the state, three happened in Volusia County, while one each occurred in Duval and Orange counties. All are listed as accidents.

    The youngest victim was a 9-year-old boy in Volusia, who died from carbon monoxide poisoning after a generator was turned on in his home, the report said. An 89-year-old Volusia man was electrocuted and burned after power lines fell on his home, the report said.

    The third Volusia victim, a 63-year-old woman, was feeding her animals when a tree fell on her, the report said.

    In Orange County, a 70-year-old woman suffered respiratory distress when her BiPAP machine failed during a power outage, the report said. She was taken to an emergency room where she later died.

    The Duval victim, a 72-year-old man, was repairing a hole in his roof when he fell off the roof, the report said.

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