Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Worse

September 1st, 2005 | researchmaterial

The evacuation of stranded hurricane victims from New Orleans’ Superdome stadium has been suspended after shots were fired at a rescue helicopter.

A spokesman for the Louisiana ambulance service told the BBC the crowd had grown unruly and he was concerned for the safety of his staff.
He said a national guard had been shot, but he had not been seriously injured.

There are widespread reports of looting in flood-stricken New Orleans. The mayor has ordered a full evacuation.


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