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600 people are still missing in the Bahamas weeks after Hurricane Dorian

Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said Friday the number of those missing has significantly dropped in the past weeks and the death toll has risen. Earlier figures released by the government indicated that about 1,300 people were unaccounted for. The official death toll across the Bahamas stands at 56, Minnis said. Dorian flattened homes after it made landfall Sept. 1, leaving thousands with no power, running water and a widespread damage similar to a war zone. Authorities fear the number of victims will skyrocket in the coming weeks."[W]e know that there are considerably more lives lost because there are still 600 missing," Minnis said at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. "Because the rising then receding ocean water swept away young and old with their homes."A US medic team who recently went on an aid trip to Grand Bahama could smell the carnage as they drove to the east end of Grand Bahama. They said some bodies may be trapped under mountains of rubble where houses once stoRead More – Source

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