Thursday 22 October, 2020

'Expect more deaths', says Bahamas PM on Dorian aftermath

The prime minister of the Bahamas on Tuesday confirmed the death toll from Hurricane Dorian had risen to seven and warned more deaths were expected.


Hubert Minnis was speaking in Nassau after flying over the Abaco Islands, which were hit hardest by the storm.

He said 60% of homes were damaged in Marsh Harbour and at least one community was completely destroyed.

The national airport in Abaco was underwater, with the runway completely flooded, according to the prime minister, who added that the area around the airport "now looks like a lake".


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