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Young woman injured in Arabi tornado has died

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Posted at 4:53 PM, Apr 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-01 17:53:18-04

A young Arabi woman who uses a wheelchair and a ventilator and was injured when her family's home lifted off its piers in last week's tornado has died, our media partners at The Advocate/Times Picayune report.

The newspapers report that Maria Celeste Burke, 22, who had been fighting muscular dystrophy since she was 5, died Thursday from a blood clot at University Medical Center, according to her sister-in-law, Karina Contreras.

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