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Desperate Puerto Ricans break into warehouse full of Hurricane Maria disaster supplies...


Puerto Ricans struggling after a recent earthquake are outraged after a warehouse was discovered to be full of disaster relief supplies from 2017's Hurricane Maria, which were never distributed.

Desperate locals in the southern city of Ponce broke in to the warehouse after finding hoards of food, water, cots and other unused emergency supplies during checks for damage from the earthquake several days ago. 

The governor of Puerto Rico fired the director of the US territory's emergency management agency after the warehouse was found filled with the likes of diapers and medicine, apparently unused since the island was hit by Hurricane Maria in September 2017.

The warehouse was discovered on Saturday, and police were called in to remove people taking supplies.

The shocking discovery comes after Democrats pushed for the release of Congress-approved emergency funds, following President Trump's statement that Puerto Rico was holding up its own disaster relief. 

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