Puerto Rico mayor pleads for help after Hurricane Maria: "People are dying"
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz said on CBSN. "People are really dying."
Cruz told CBS News correspondent David Begnaud that two people who were on life support in a hospital died on Monday because the hospital ran out of diesel fuel that was powering its generators.
"It's life or death," Cruz said. "Every moment we spend planning in a meeting or every moment we spend just not getting the help we're supposed to get, people are starting to die. This is not painting a picture. This is just the reality that we live in...
... The mayor said that she has helped people get into ambulances who were gasping for air and others who have gone without dialysis for days.
"You have to remember this isn't six days since Maria," Cruz said. "We have had 13 or 14 days from Irma
and Maria, so there are people that have had no food and no water in 14 days."...
Puerto Rico mayor pleads for help after Hurricane Maria: "People are dying" - CBS News