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    Orlando Massacre Death Toll Revised: 49 Killed Plus Gunman

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    The Orlando shooting death toll has been revised: 49 people were killed plus the gunman. Earlier, it was reported that the Orlando shooter killed 50 people and injured 53.

    On Sunday, US national Omar Mateen, killed 49 people and injured 53 at Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando. The Orlando massacre has become the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the United States, surpassing the death toll from the 2007 incident at Virginia Tech, which claimed 32 lives.

    Orlando police noted that rumors of multiple shooters were unfounded. "The one shooter, Omar Mateen, is dead," police tweeted.

    Meanwhile, US police identified 48 bodies out of 49 killed in Orlando shooting, city authorities said in a statement.

    The mayor's office released the list of identified bodies with the majority of victims being Latin American men. Some female names are also in the list.

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