The number of deaths related to the GM ignition switch recall continues to rise.
The American automaker’s compensation fund has now approved 45 deaths and 67 injury claims, increasing the death toll by three and injury claims by nine. The new totals come with about three weeks left for owners and relatives to submit claims. GM compensation adviser Kenneth Feinberg has declared 320 claims ineligible, including 49 death claims, while 738 claims are still under review and 783 have been submitted without documentation.
In total the number of death claims have reached 303 and serious injury claims have increased to 202. As of last month, 65 compensation offers have been made with 41 being accepted while none have been rejected.
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