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Hurricane Dorian leave 30 dead in Bahamas, says PM Hubert Minnis

PTI Nassau | Updated on September 06, 2019 Published on September 06, 2019

An aerial view shows devastation after hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas.   -  Reuters

The death toll from Hurricane Dorian has risen to 30 in the Bahamas, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis told American network CNN on Thursday.

Authorities had previously reported 20 dead, but have warned that the final figure is sure to be far higher.

Minnis has said that the storm caused “generational devastation.”

The United Nations said 70,000 people in the Bahamas were in “immediate need” of aid.

Dorian, currently a Category 2 storm, was pounding the US states of North and South Carolina on Thursday night with strong winds and driving rain, bringing dangerous storm surge.

Published on September 06, 2019
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