Nassau / Oslo - One week after the devastating hurricane "Dorian", around 2,500 people are still missing in the Bahamas. The disaster control authority of the Caribbean island state announced yesterday.
The number is therefore from list of the government, but so far was not compared with the names of the people who were still in emergency shelters. More than 5,500 people have now been brought from the devastated areas in the north of the Bahamas to the most populous island of New Providence.
"Dorian" hit the Abaco Islands on September 1st as hurricane of the highest category and persisted later over the island of Grand Bahama. Only after almost three days of enormous destruction did it move completely over the Bahamas. So far, according to government figures, 50 fatalities have been confirmed. Health Minister Duane Sands said the final death toll would be "overwhelming".