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North Carolina reports 11th storm-related death

7 years 1 month 4 weeks ago Monday, October 10 2016 Oct 10, 2016 October 10, 2016 4:35 PM October 10, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: AP News
Image via: ABC News

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Officials report the death toll linked to Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina has risen to 11 after the body of a 75-year-old man was discovered inside his car in Gates County.

The state Emergency Operations Center said authorities received a report of a missing man on Sunday, and that the last ping on his cell phone came at 1:17 p.m. and was traced to an area of N.C. 32 near Gatesville which had been flooded.

When the flood waters began to recede on Monday, the car was located and the body was found inside.

The man's identity hasn't been released.

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